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Lithuanian Rabbis Proclaim Fast Day As Cemetery is Desecrated

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)

In Pilushok near Kovno, which is inhabited mainly by Jews, the police have laid waste the local Jewish cemetery, on the ground that the land was required for the building of a new promenade. All the gravestones were removed, the graves were dug up and the bones scattered over the adjoining fields.

The Rabbinate proclaimed a fast day to mourn this act of desecration. The whole Jewish population. men, women and children, spent the day praying in the synagogues.