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Ritual Murder Tale Brings Terror to Schidlewe Jews

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The revival of the ritual murder accusation in the Lithuanian town, Schidlewe, threw the Jewish population of the town into panic. Serious danger of a pogrom developed when a mob surrounded the Jewish houses in the town, smashed windows and demanded the surrender of a Christian child who they alleged was stolen by Jews for ritual murder purposes.

The police of the neighboring town, Rassein, was called out to restore order.