Jewish Leaders from Every Part of Roumania Protest Anti-semitic Disturbances
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Jewish Leaders from Every Part of Roumania Protest Anti-semitic Disturbances

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Resolutions asking the protection of King Carol for the Jewish population in the districts affected by the anti-Semitic disturbances, demanding that the government punish those guilty of participating in the riots and those who incite the peasants against the Jews and urging that the anti-Semitic organizations such as the Iron Guard and the Archangel League be dissolved, were adopted at a conference of Jewish organizations from all parts of Roumania called to a protest meeting here against the anti-Semitic disturbances.


Some 167 delegates from 74 provinces participated while the Union of Roumanian Jews and a number of Jewish communities from the provinces did not take part. The executive committee in charge of the protest gathering included M. Zirelson, Senator Meyer Ebner, Dr. M. Stern and Rabbi Eisler from Transylvania. Deputies Joseph and Theodor Fischer, Michael Landau and S. Rosenberg were the speakers.

Condolences were sent to Dr. Constantin Angelescu, acting-minister of the interior, who was shot by an anti-Semitic student Monday, wishing him a speedy recovery. Other resolutions adopted by the meeting called for a government ban on the anti-Semitic agitation, compensation to the victims of the troubles and arrangements for remitting relief funds from other parts of Roumania and abroad, and a plea to the King to receive a deputation who will submit a memorandum on the disturbances.


In addition to voicing protests against the attacks on the Jews the meeting created a united organization with its headquarters in Bucharest. Among those who attended was Morris Waldman, secretary of the American Jewish Committee, who is now on a tour of Europe. He received an enthusiastic welcome.

A meeting of the ministerial council today heard a report from Dr. Alexander Vayda Voevod, minister of the interior, regarding the anti-Semitic movement, and decided to take steps to establish order at all costs and to mete out the most severe punishment to the agitators and rioters.

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