Peasants Warn Borscha Jews to Leave Town Before Night

An ultimatum to the Jewish community of Borscha demanding that all Jews leave the town before six o’clock tonight was handed to the community leaders today by a delegation of anti-Semitic peasants under the leadership of a priest, according to reports in the Austrtian papers. If the ultimatum is not complied with the delegation said it would not guarantee the fate of the Jews.

In view of the ultimatum the Jewish community of Borscha has telegraphed to the government in Bucharest and also to various Jewish organizations asking for aid and describing the panicky state of the Jewish population. Borscha was the scene of a fire of anti-Semitic origin a fortnight ago which did damage estimated at 50,000,000 lei and left several thousand Jews homeless.

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