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Anti-jewish Disturbances Renewed in Roumania

September 7, 1923
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Anti-Jewish disturbances broke out simultaneously in two places in Roumania this week. In Bacau student disciplies of the anti-Semitic agitator, Professor Cuza, invaded en masse a hall in which a Jewish students’ dance was being held and attacked the guests. The police, according to eye-witnesses’ reports, received here, worked in cahoot with the mob, arresting Jews who attempted to fight back their assailants. Among those taken into custody are two officials, Solomon Pascal and Carl Meyerowici. Deputy Christo Vianu, liberal, who witnessed the attack issued a statement following the disturbance demanding the release of the officials. He confirms that the police favored the assailants. A thorough investigation of the attack and drastic punishment for the offenders is promised by the Minister of Justice, who hurried to Bacau on receiving reports of the disturbance.

With the beginning of the new semester at the University of Klausenberg, the rector Jacobovicci has promised police protection to the Jewish students who were routed from the campus. The Minister of instruction, in view of the disturbances, has announced he will facilitate the issuance of passports to Jewish students who desire to study in foreign countries.

The government is still timerous about opening all of the universities on account of the fear of more trouble. The league of Non-partisan Students has issued a memorandum appealing to the authorities to open “the universities before we become gray”.

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