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Bratianu Defends Liberal Party’s Attitude Toward the Jews in Roumania

September 13, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The attitude of the Roumanian Liberal Party toward the Jewish question in Roumania was outlined by former Prime Minister Bratianu in an interview with a Jewish delegation from Bukowina. The former minister received the delegation, which was composed of Messrs. Brandmann, Krassel and Valtzer, at Czernowitz.

“The Roumanian Liberal Party has a democratic viewpoint and it cannot therefore sympathize with the anti-Semitic movement. The regime of the Liberal Party was a liberal one. It never pursued an anti-Semitic policy,” Bratianu stated. Cuza has been unsuccessful, he added.

Concerning the school policy of the Roumanian government, Britianu stated that its sole purpose was to limit the exaggerated demands of the Hungarians in Transylvania.

As to the Zionist movement, Bratianu declared that it is a movement striving for a beautiful ideal, but he is opposed to Zionists participating in local politics.

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