RUMANIA: Again, Chaos

Ion Zelea Codreanu was corn and grew up in Rumanian Moldavia, a passionate, tormented patriot, who won a reputation as the greatest Jew-baiter in the most anti-Semitic town of the most anti-Semitic country in Europe. After World

War I his son Corneliu turned the father's theorizing into practice, founded the wild-eyed, green-shirted Iron Guard—mystic, antiSemitic, pro-Nazi but also ferociously patriotic. When Corneliu was slain by King Carol's orders in 1938, canonized by his followers, old Ion Codreanu, then 66, felt duty bound to step from the background into active leadership of the...

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