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Forty Jews Wounded in Jassy As Anti-semites Attack Charity Ball

December 20, 1932
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Forty Jews were wounded in Jassy last night, fifteen gravely, when Cuzists attacked the Jewish Sports and Music Club where a charity ball was in progress.

Tremendous panic ensued when the attackers suddenly broke in on the throng. The authorities arrived on the scene only after some delay and failed to apprehend any of the Cuzists. An investigation has been promised.

The ball had been arranged in order to raise a maintenance fund for the Jewish hospital of Jassy and its ambulance service rostrum, with Bible in hand, seeking to refute the anti-Semitic attacks of the Cuzists, an anti-Semitic Deputy, Ciolac, rushed upon him and attempted to wrest the Bible from him. The entire Jewish delegation in the House, headed by Deputy Meyer Ebner, rushed to the defense of Deputy Weissman, forming a cordon of protection around him.

The excitement engendered brought about the suspension of session by the president of the Chamber, Dr. Pop. A government consultation followed, as a result of which Professor Cuza was instructed to check his associates. Deputy Weissman continued his discourse when the session was resumed, and pointed to the patriotism evinced by the Jews during the World War.

Deputy Weissman was attacked on November 29th by Deputy George Cuza, a son of the notorious anti-Semitic leader, when he sought to disprove the blood-ritual murder libels against the Jews.

Deputy Weissman defined the political position of the Jewish minority in Roumania. He demanded reform of the citizenship laws and educational liberty in the universities.

The pro-government Jewish deputy, Aureliu Weiss, contended that the only means of destroying anti-Semitic hatred is through membership of Jews in the Roumanian parties.

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