Jews of Bereshty Fear Pogrom As Armed Crowds of Iron Gurad Members Flock into Town
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Jews of Bereshty Fear Pogrom As Armed Crowds of Iron Gurad Members Flock into Town

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terior indicated that Bucharest is in constant telephonic communication with Galatz watching developments at Bereshty. No denial has been forthcoming from the ministry of the interior that large detachments of the Iron Guard have invaded Bereshty, but assurances are given that measures will be taken from Galatz to prevent any anti-Semitic disturbances in Bereshty.


In the meantime Bucharest awoke today to find a new series of anti-Semitic posters placarded all over the city, including another manifesto by Zelea Codreanu, leader of the Iron Guard, openly urging pogroms on the Jews. This daring and inciting appeal of Codreanu has aroused the indignation of the Roumanian press and the afternoon papers express criticism of his activities as an agitator and instigator of excesses.

King Carol today visited Dr. Constantin Angelescu, assistant minister of the interior, who was shot Monday, and after wishing him a speedy recovery bestowed a decoration upon the wounded official. At the bedside of the injured man the King expressed the wish that “all national minorities in Roumania be treated as equal citizens.”


Indications of the important role played in the anti-Semitic disturbances by priests and teachers are pouring into Bucharest every hour. Wherever the peasants start anti-Semitic demonstrations they always begin from the churches around which they gather and wait for the tolling of the bells which is a signal for the attack on the Jews.

While the Orthodox priests, Fathers Berinde and Dimitrescu, whose arrest in connection with the Borsch troubles was yesterday confirmed by King Carol, went on a hunger strike when they were transferred from the Borscha prison to Sziget for further examination by the officials, the higher church dignitaries, certain that the two priests will eventually be released, have decided to transfer them for service to other districts of the country.

In the meantime a number of other anti-Semitic students, supporters of Georg Beza, the student who shot Dr. Angelescu, were arrested today as conspirators who were planning to follow up Beza’s act by slaying other state officials who are sympathetic with the national minorities.

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