Search JTA's historical archive dating back to 1923

Thirty Wounded in Anti-jewish Pogrom in Bucharest

February 16, 1926
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

Roumanian Students, Demanding Numerus Clausus, Storm University and Royal Palace; Ransack Jewish Stores (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Serious anti-Semitic riots occurred here Sunday. Many Jewish stores were ransacked and demolished. Roumanian students members of an anti-Semitic organization, stormed’ the university building. Military enforcements were called to restore order. The fight between the soldiers and the students lasted until midnight. Four students, one officer and twenty-five soldiers were grounded. Thirty-four students were arrested and taken to the military jail.

An emergency meeting of the Council of Ministers was called to cope with the situation. The Council decided to bring the arrested students before a court martial.

A delegation of Roumanian students submitted an ultimatum to the Ministry of Education, last week, demanding the introduction of a numerus clausus. Should the government fail to introduce a numerous clausus limiting the number of Jewish students admitted to the universities, a strike of students all over Roumania would be declared, the delegation stated.

Recommended from JTA