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Roumanian Jewry Astonished at Attitude of Lucien Wolf


The correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency is informed that great astonishment is being expressed in many influential Jewish circles of Roumania over the attitude and action of Mr. Lucien Wolf, the Secretary of the Anglo-Jewish Joint Foreign Committee, in the face of the fact that the Roumanian Foreign Minister, Duka, has himself admitted that anti-Jewish excesses occurred, and that investigations have been ordered in several places.

Particular surprise is being expressed over the fact that Mr. Lucien Wolf entirely ignored the official representative of Roumanian Jewry, “The Union of Native Roumanian Jews,” (U.E.P.) and that instead of coming in contact with this body, he directed his inquiry to the Roumanian Foreign Minister.

It is being rumored here that the Roumanian Government has promised Mr. Wolf to pay indemnities to the Jewish victims of the last excesses and to prevent any repetitions.

The anti-Jewish excesses in Transylvania occurred during a period of several weeks, and were reported in the following newspapers: “Keleti,” “Ujsag,” “Patria,” “Uj Kelet,” of Klausenburg, “Adeverul,” “Dimineatza,” “Kurierul Israelit,” of Bucharest, “Allgemeine Zeitung,” “Morgenblatt,” and “Ostjuedische Zeitung,” of Czernowitz.

“The Committee for the Protection of the Jewish Citizenship Rights” in Transylvania is in possession of all the data concerning the anti-Jewish excesses. This committee, as well as the “Union of Native Roumanian Jews,” has repeatedly urged the Government to take measures to stop the anti-Jewish excesses.

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