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Situation of Roumanian Jews Grows Worse, Lucien Wolf Reports to Anglo-jewish Board

February 16, 1926
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Will Publish Documents on Hungarian Numerous Clausus Question (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The situation of the Jewish population in Roumania is growing worse from day to day, according to the report of Mr. Lucien Wolf, secretary of the Joint Foreign Committee, which be submitted yesterday to the monthly meeting of the Board of Jewish Deputies in England.

“The Joint Foreign Committee has shown infinite patience and has been extremely correct toward the Roumanian government. The patience, however, is rapidly reaching its limit. The Roumanian government pretends to intervene from time to time against the excesses at the universities, but the government’s measures are not at all punitive,” Mr. Wolf declared.

The situation is now effervescent because of the forthcoming elections which will afford the people of Roumania the opportunity of removing the serious reproach of anti-Semitism Roumania is today the only country where barbarous anti-Semitism is raging and religious persecution continues.

“If the sane part of the population will not shake off this reproach a serious humiliation is in store for Roumania,” Mr. Wolf declared. “However, appeal to the League of Nations must be delayed until after the elections take place,” he stated.

“An insidious propaganda is being conducted in Hungary against the decision of the Council of the League of Nations in the question of the numerus clausus,” Mr. Wolf reported. “This propaganda tends to spread misconceptions concerning the Hungarian government’s undertaking with regard to the numerus clausus. The Joint Foreign Committee is preparing the necessary documents for publication,” he declared.

Benjamin Winter, President of the Federation of Polish Jews of America, addressed a large mass meeting in Pitts-burgh on Sunday. The meeting: was called by Polish Jews of Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities.

Plans were formulated for the Polish-Jewish societies of Pittsburgh to affiliate with the Federation and cooperate an its Americanization program and constructive relief for the stricken Jewry of Poland.

A gift of $5,000 to the John Hopkins Half-Century Fund, was announced by the Bernheimer-Leader Stores of Baltimore, Md.

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