President Masaryk Gave Hilsner Financial Aid

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The interest taken by Thomas C. Masaryk when he was professor at the Prague University in the case of Leopold Hilsner during his trial and imprisonment, continued after he became president of Czechoslovakia.

It was disclosed here today when the news of the death of Leopold Hilsner was received that in the last ten years since Hilsner was pardoned, Masaryk had continually aided him financially. Hilsner, in whose fate great interest was taken during his trial, found it difficult to earn a living following his eighteen years spent in prison and lived in actual need. The last trip of Hilsner to Carlsbad to take a cure was paid for by the President of the Czechoslovakian Republic.

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