RUMANIA: New Enlightenment

Only a few months ago, King Carol II picked a Premier, the late Octavian Goga, who was one of the most arrant reactionaries, Jew-baiters and oppressors of minority peoples in all Europe (TIME, Jan. 10). Last week the present Premier,

Patriarch Miron Cristea, who is well under the King's thumb, suddenly issued what is for Rumania an enlightened Minorities Statute. Between sunup and sundown one day it gave a new status to 1,568,000 Magyars, 900,000 Jews, 790,000 Russians, 792,000 Germans, 400,000 Slavs, 290,000 Bulgars and 170,000 Turks, who together with smaller groups...

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