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Roumanian Students Accused of Anti-jewish Plot Aquitted

October 21, 1924
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The Bucharest Law Court has aquitted a group of Roumanian students headed by Motza and Vlad, who carried out a number of attacks last year on leading Jews in Roumania. All the accused confessed that they had intended to assassinate a number of Jews whom they had placed on their list and said they regretted that their plot had been discovered and that they were prevented from carrying it out.

Motza was sentenced to a short term of imprisonment on another charge; that of shooting at and wounding a fellow-conspirator named Vernicescu in the exercise yeard of the prison, declaring that Vernicescu had betrayed the plot to the police. Motza is the student who perpetrated the attack on M. Rosenthal, the proprietor and editor of the Roumanian daily “Dimineatza.”

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