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Entire Jewish Population of Trusheny Flees to Kishinev to Escape Anti-semites

August 3, 1930
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The entire Jewish population in the township of Trusheny, in the Kishinev district, arrived in Kishinev today in great haste, fleeing from their home town because of the arrival of twenty-five anti-Semitic students who called on the peasants to kill the Jews.

The correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency was informed by telephone today from Kishinev that not a single Jew remains in Trusheny because the Jews fear for their lives. The Kishinev regional police have been urged by local Jewish leaders to take urgent measures to make possible the safe return of the Jewish refugees to their homes in Trusheny.

Dr. M. Schaffer, executive member of the Union of Roumanian Jews, today submitted an official memorandum to Victor Cadere, chief of the Roumanian secret police, about the recent events in Bereshty which were yesterday reported by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency on the basis of official government documents. M. Cadere has promised to investigate and to punish the guilty Bereshty officials for permitting the anti-Semitic disorders to last for two full days.

Minister of Justice Junian today issued an order to the provinces not to auction the property of peasants who are unable to meet their taxes, thus avoiding possible anti-Semitic excesses on the part of the dissatisfied peasants.

Senator Meyer Ebner, the Jewish representative from Czernowitz, today received a telegram from Dr. Constantin Angelescu, assistant minister of the interior, who was shot two weeks ago by an anti-Semitic student, thanking the Senator for the sympathies he expressed in connection with the attempted assassination.

Deputy Theodor Fisher, in a long letter in the Bucharest newspaper, “Lupta,” makes it clear that he never said that the recent fire in Borscha was not started by anti-Semites and that it was an accident, as government officials, including the minister of the interior, had quoted him as saying.

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