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Prince Bibescu Reassures Roumanian Jews.

January 17, 1923
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An assurance that American Jews need entertain no fear about the safety of their co-religionists in Roumania, during the approaching festival, and that the anxiety concerning the rights already granted should be completely allayed by guarantees embodied in the new Constitution is expressed in a letter Prince Antine Bibescu, Roumanian Ambassador to the U.S. today addressed to Leo Wolfson, Secretary of the United Roumanian Jews of America, 44 Seventh Str., New York. The letter follows an interview a deputation representing this organization had with the Ambassador January 6, in the course of which protests were filed against the anti-Jewish excesses throughout Roumania. Prince Bibescu’s letter is as follows:

“I have today received an answer to the communications I made to my Government after our meeting January 6th. I can assure you that you need not entertain any fear about the safety of the Jews on the occasion of the Bobotheaza.

“The anti-Jewish riots have not extended outside university circles. The Roumanian Government has reson to believe that anti-Semitic manifestations which tock place in particular at Cluj have been started by non-Roumanian elements who want to reopen the question of the frontiers of Roumania.

“All the necessary measures have been taken by the assembled Rectors of the Roumanian universities in order that the incidents of the past should not recur. The declaration made by the Prime Minister and the Minister of Public Instructions have completely satisfied Dr. Stern, the representative of the Jews in Parliament. The anxiety felt by your delegation concerning the rights already granted to the Jews in Roumania should be completely allayed by the guarantees formally embodied in the draft of the Constitution. I hope to be in New York before the 20th of February when I am prepared to meet you.”

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