Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Holy Legionary YouthFascist Activism in Interwar Romania$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Roland Clark

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780801453687

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801453687.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM Cornell University Press SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.cornell.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Cornell University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in Cornell for personal use. date: 29 May 2020

Youthful Justice

Youthful Justice

Chapter:
(p.28) 2 Youthful Justice
Source:
Holy Legionary Youth
Author(s):

Roland Clark

Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801453687.003.0003

This chapter examines the rise of Romania's antisemitic student movement whose origins can be traced back to the protests of December 10, 1922, when 3,000–4,000 students from all over the country met in the amphitheater of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Bucharest and declared a general strike. Romanian universities had been plagued by ultranationalist student violence since 1919. One of the leaders of the student gangs was Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, who was expelled from the university in June 1921 for assault and vandalism but continued to play an active role in student politics. This chapter discusses the antisemitic violence of ultranationalist students, with particular emphasis on hooliganism against Jews. It also considers the vandalism and violence that usually accompanied student congresses, the trial of Codreanu for planning a series of assassinations, and the ultranationalists' framing of his trial as a problem of “justice.” Finally, it evaluates the National Christian Defense League's strategy of provoking official reactions and then portraying its members as victims.

Keywords:   antisemitism, Romania, student movement, student violence, Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, ultranationalism, hooliganism, Jews, justice, National Christian Defense League

Cornell Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.