Jews Attacked at Bessarabian Fair
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Jews Attacked at Bessarabian Fair

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Anti-Semitic excesses are reported from Firlitz, a Bessarabian village. The excesses began last Monday during a fair in the village. The local health officer, Zurkan, attacked Jewish passersby with his revolver and urged the assembled peasants to make a pogrom. Many of the Jewish participants in the fair were injured. The gendarmerie intervened and arrested Zurkan.

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