Amid Fire Ruins Anti-semites Attempt New Meeting in Borscha
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Amid Fire Ruins Anti-semites Attempt New Meeting in Borscha

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Amid the ruins of last week’s disastrous fire that left thousands of Jews homeless the anti-Semites of Borscha today renewed their mass meetings. Serious trouble was avoided by the promptness with which the authorities suppressed any attempt at trouble in the Jewish quarters. While fifteen of the agitators were arrested for resisting the police other demonstrators attempted to frighten the authorities and ministerial director Valer Moldavanu by threatening pogroms in case the enforced prohibition of meetings was carried out.

Reports in the Austrian papers indicate that troops have succeeded in reestablishing order in Suceava where anti-Semitic demonstrations were held yesterday. Some thirty five of the leaders have been arrested following the demolition of Jewish shops and the cattle market and injuries to many Jews. The goods from the wrecked Jewish shops were scattered all over the streets.

The Jewish people of Suceava escaped a pogrom only by barricading themselves in their homes and hiding in cellars when the exited peasants broke the police lines and began looting and drinking at the Jewish inns, the Hungarian Telegraphic Agency reports.

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