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Jews Maltreated Despite Government’s Conciliatory Tone

April 5, 1923
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While the Roumanian government was extending the olive branch of peace and good will to the Jews and the latter were induced to support the government in its fight for Parliamentary ratification of the new constitution, the scenes on the streets presented an entirely different contrast, according to a statement of a Roumanian politician who has arrived here.

On the streets at the time, Jews were mocked and insulted and many of them brutally maltreated. Parliament however took no steps against the excesses.

Following the adoption of the constitution, the Minister of Interior informed a delegation of newspapermen that hereafter the anti-Semites would find stern opposition to their plans from the government. During the fight for the adoption of the constitution, he stated, the energies of the government were absorbed in that question, but now that the constitution has been approved, the government will turn the full force of its energies against the Jew baiters, in the event any further disturbances occur.

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