Originea regală a Magdei Lupescu: o tâmpenie imensă a lui Alexander Eastman

„Elena Lupescu era sigur evreică, dar singurul motiv pentru care a avut parte de favoruri regale este că era amanta și apoi a devenit soția lui Carol al II-lea. Raționamentul de pe Wilipedia e o tîmpenie.” – dr. Virgil Ştefan Niţulescu, într-un mail din 2 august 2013, mie, ca răspuns la: „Şi referitor la Elena Lupescu (fiica lui Nicolae Lupescu – posibil evreu, şi a Elizei, evreică austriacă) am găsit o logică asemănătoare: că ar fi primit un tratament social preferenţial (?), în pofida faptului că era evreică, deci…. se poate să fi fost fiica ilegitimă a Regelui Carol I! (acest raţionament este citat pe Wikipedia în engleză – şi combătut -, dintr-o lucrare din 1942 intitulată „King Carol, Hitler, and Lupescu”, Easterman, publicată la Londra).”

Citez de pe Wikipedia.com, care preia prostia lui Eastman şi o combate:

A royal origin?

Some (e.g., Easterman, p. 81–85), suggest something mysterious about Lupescu’s origins and early life; that, indeed, she may have been of royal blood, an illegitimate daughter of King Carol I, and thus a cousin of Carol II. There are three main arguments: that Romanian law at the time barred Jews from owning apothecaries, and hence there was something unusual about Elena’s father owning one; that it was unusual for a girl of Lupescu’s parentage to be accepted at one of the best schools in Bucharest; and that it was highly unusual for a Romanian army officer to be allowed to marry someone of Jewish background.

There is little merit to any of these arguments. As far as Romanian law of the time went, Nicolae Lupescu ceased being a Jew upon his conversion—there was nothing preventing him from owning an apothecary. But even before his conversion, the law could have been easily circumvented in a country as rife with corruption as Romania, especially in Iași, where Jews were close to half of the city’s population.

As to Lupescu’s education, she was a German-speaking Catholic daughter of a Catholic mother, that is, the very student who would have been most readily admitted at a school run by German nuns. But even her being Jewish would not have necessarily constituted a major obstacle. For instance, between 1890 and 1916, Jews constituted, on average, 7% of the student body of the Lycée “Gheorghe Lazăr” of Bucharest, a boys’ school described as “the school of the Romanian élite.[9]

Finally, her marriage to an Army officer would not have been problematic, because neither she nor her parents were legally Jewish, and most Romanians would not have regarded her as such. That came later, during the Big Economical Crisis, when the character of Romanian anti-Semitism gradually changed and her parents’ Jewish origins were stressed for political reasons.

@ Citând din Easterman, A.L.. (1942) King Carol, Hitler, and Lupescu, London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., especially the chapter “Who is Magda Lupescu”, p. 69–85.

Alexander Eastman (n. 1891 – d. 7 septembrie 1983) este „a lawyer and journalist who, as the representative of the World Jewish Congress helped negotiate the Allied governments’ declaration condemning the mass slaughter of European Jews in 1943„.

Read more: http://www.jta.org/1983/09/07/archive/alexander-easterman-dead-at-92#ixzz2zHAPyXBv

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