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Codreanu, Roumanian Anti-semite, Arrested for Attempted Murder

April 26, 1928
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Advocated Corneli Codreanu, who was acquitted of the Murder of Manciu, the Police Prefect of Jassy whom he shot because he had taken measures for the protection of the Jews, has been arrested for attacking and almost killing Engineer Beszan, one of the leaders of the Jassy anti-Semites, supporter of Professor Cuza against the claims of Codreanu.

Beszan recently made a gift of a site for the building of a Cuzist Students’ House in Jassy, and Professor Cuza accepted the Presidentcy of the Building Committee. Codreanu, who was formerly Professor Cuza’s right-hand man, came into conflict with Beszan over this matter. Yesterday a group of students entered the building which is now in course of erection and attempted to remove some of the building material. Beszan stopped them. The students complained to Codreanu, who accompanied them to Beszan’s home, where they threw themselves on Beszan with cudgels and other weapons and beat him, leaving him for dead. On recovering, Beszan made a written statement declaring that his assailants had intended to kill him. They had attempted to thrwo him out of a second floor window.

Professor Cuza was the first to report the assault to the police. After a long search Codreanu and his accomplices were arrested.

The press, in reporting the incident, complains of the action of the jury in acquitting Codreanu when he was on trial for the murder of Prefect Manclu, enabling him to employ his liberty for further acts of violence and demands that he should now be severely punished to show others that violence will not be suffered with impunity.

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