Fire Destroys Big Pinsk Factory
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Fire Destroys Big Pinsk Factory

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A few hundred Jewish families have lost their livelyhood and 750 workers their employment, as a result of the fire which destroyed the Progress Vulkan Match Factory of Pinsk, belonging to M. Halpern, a well-known philanthropist. The loss is estimated at one and a half billion Polish marks.

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