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Roumanian Government Restores Cuza, Notorious Jew-baiter, to Power

October 24, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Alexander Cuza, leader of the Roumanian anti-Semitic forces and responsible for many acts of violence against Jewish students, was reinstated as Professor of Economics at the University of Jassy.

This was learned following a long audience given by the Roumanian Minister of Education, Petrovici, to Professor Cuza. Following the audience, the Minister signed an ordinance reinstating the professor.

Professor Cuza’s resignation in March, 1925, came as a gesture on his part, calculated to strengthen his position on account of the prosecution against him in connection with the murder of the Jassy Chief of Police, Monciu. Professor Cuza was to be brought up for trial on the charge of being responsible for his constant incitement for the disturbances continually being carried out by the students of the Roumanion universities with the intention of forcing the Government to adopt the anti-Jewish policy of restricting the numbers of Jewish students at the universities. The decision to prosecute Cuza followed the verdict of guilty pronounced against him by the Disciplinary Court of Jassy University, which conducted an investigation of the anti-Jewish disturbances at the University.

The report of the University Disciplinary Commission stated that is was due to Professor Cuza’s incitement of the students that the Jassy Chief of Police, Monciu, was murdered by one of the students because he took steps to suppress the disturbances.

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