Herr Karl Motz, the leader of the Hitlerist student delegation which came from Germany to attend the recent Conference of Roumanian students held at Sibiu, has had a conversation with Dr. Rudolph Brandsch, the Under-Secretary of State for Minorities in Roumania, who was previously one of the leaders of the German Minority Party, in the course of which the Jewish question in Roumania was discussed.
According to an authorised statement on the conversation handed by Dr. Brandsch to the Jewish daily “Uj Kelet”, which appears in Cluj, Herr Motz asked what was the position and the attitude of the Jews in Roumania. In reply to this question, Dr. Brandsch said:
The Jews of Roumania are nationalistically inclined. They have their own culture; they have their own newspapers and their own school system, which they demand should be maintained by the State. They do not seek to bring any influence to bear upon the other minorities in the country or on the majority population. They do not want to assimilate, but they do wish to take part in the general culture of the country and in the life of the State as a minority, within the bounds of their citizenship rights.
I have every respect for Jews who hold such views, Herr Motz rejoined, and I take my hat off to them. National Socialism (Hitlerism), he added, is not directed against such Jews and it is not against them that we wage our war.
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