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Roumanian Students Arrested in Anti-semitic Conspiracy Acquitted


The trial of the eight Roumanian students accused of a conspiracy to assassinate government officials and a number of Jewish bankers and journalists, as a prelude to which, last Saturday’s anti-Jewish disturbances were staged, ended today. All of the accused were acquitted by the Court.

Through official sources, it was discovered last October that the anti-Semitic Fascisti Organization was planning to kill Ministers Banu, Florescu, Coustantinescu and Harescu for having taken measures to protect the Jews against pogroms. The Fascisti Organization to which these students belonged also planned to kill the banker, Aristide Blank of Harmorosz and M. Rosenthal, former editor of the “Adverul.” Eight arrests were made and arms and documents were found on the accused, all of whom confessed. This did not, however, check the anti-Semitic movement. Several days later, M. Rosenthal was attacked and mortally wounded while standing in front of the Hotel Boulevard by a Fascisti, named Bacloglu.

The anti-Semitic outbreak of last Saturday during which the Jewish banker, Aristide Blank was interrupted in the midst of a lecture which he was delivering to several hundred Roumanian bankers, and beaten by Roumanian students, was an attempt to influence and intimidate the Court in the trial of the arrested students. This demonstration has been followed by further attacks upon the Jews. The bank of Mr. Blank in Harmorosz, and other Jewish firms have had their doors smashed and their premises invaded by Roumanian students.

This cable from Bucharest confirms the cable reports from Vienna giving an account of the anti-Jewish disturbances in Bucharest during which Henry Ford’s picture was distributed, and his name cheered.

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