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Two Jews Elected to Roumanian Senate; Liberals Defeated

December 18, 1928
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One Holds Office Ex-Officio; Eight Deputies Elected (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The Jewish population in greater Roumania will be represented in the Upper House, elections to which took place yesterday, by three Senators.

In the Maniu landslide which was repeated in the Senate elections, two Jews were victorious, Dr. Meyer Ebner and Theodor Fischer. Rabbi Niemerower is ex-officio member of the Senate as the representative of the Jewish religion. The elections to the Senate passed without disorders.

The final returns of the parliamentary elections which took place Wednesday showed that all in all, eight Jewish deputies were chosen. Dr. William Filderman, President of the Union of Roumanian Jews, allied in the elections with the Liberal Party, as well as the other Jewish Liberal candidates were defeated. Of the eight deputies elected, four are Zionists, including Dr. Nobel, Dr. Fischer, Dr. Martin of Transylvania and A. Landau of Kishineff. Three Jewish candidates were elected on the ticket of the Roumanian National Peasant Party, the Maniu party, and Dr. Pistiner of the Socialist Party.

Disciplinary measures against the local officials at Leova, Bessarabia, where a synagogue was desecrated last week, will be taken, the Minister of the Interior announced today. The officials will be charged with negligence in fulfilling their duty. “It is the duty of the authorities to prevent the occurrence of acts of violence and at least to apprehend the culprits who cannot possibly hide in a small community like Leova,” the statement declared.

In the meantime it was explained that the attack on the syiagogue was perpetrated by a group of young boys.

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