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Rumanian Court Convicts Man for Anti-semitic Offenses Under New Anti-racial Law

A Rumanian court today sentenced a man to one year’s imprisonment in the first application of the recently-promulgated law making anti-Semitism a punishable offense.

The defendant, Eugen Lapedatu, was sentenced by a court in Vaslui for “racial offenses.” On two different occasions he beat a Jew and insulted the town’s rabbi, Ber Halpert.