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Christea Asks Jews’ Cooperation

March 10, 1938
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Premier Miron Christea today appealed for cooperation of Jews “in restoring spiritual peace, unity and brotherhood” in Rumania.

The Patriarch Premier, who is head of the Orthodox Rumanian Church, sent a letter to Chief rabbi Jacob Niemirower asking him to instruct all rabbis to hold special services for peace and unity on March 13, when special prayers for reconciliation will be held throughout the country.

“With sincerest appreciation and good will,” Dr. Christea said, “I urge those belonging to the Jewish faith to cooperate in restoring spiritual peace, unity and brotherhood among all Rumanians.” Dr. Niemirower ordered the services.

(Several months before his appointment as Premier, Patriarch Christea violently attacked the Jews, demanding their expulsion.

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