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Bibesco Says Jews Love Roumania Despite Attacks

December 4, 1923
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Discussing the relation of American Jews towards Roumania Prince Bibesco, Roumanian Minister to Washington, declared that despite the anti-Semitic manifestations in his country Jews everywhere had lost none of their love for Roumania. Prince Bibesco asserted that this was the opinion also of Lloyd George who, while in Washington, had told him that Roumania has many good friends among the Jews in America and France.

Thirteen million Jews scattered throughout the world were widely interested in the position of Jews in Roumania, the Minister said his objective study of the situation revealed. The most responsible leaders of American Jewry, he declared, were gravely concerned over the outcropping of anti-Semitism in their country. Although anxious over the situation of their brethern in Roumania, he found not the slightest trace of animosity towards Roumania among Jewish bankers in America. On the contrary, he had always detected a readiness on their part to be as helpful as possible towards Roumania.

Continuing, the Minister described the Federation of Roumanian Jews in America which extends to Cuba, Mexico and Canada, a body which follows with great attention occurrences throughout Roumania and whose love for their native land has not diminished.

He also paid tribute to the readiness of Roumanian Jews in America to aid the Jewish refugees domiciled in Roumania. “I am proud of the close contact established between me and this Association”, he declared.

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