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Barlaceana Jews Disappointed at Damages Grant; Borscha Jews Urge Shift in Agitators’ Trial

Great disappointment has been caused among the Jews of Barlaceana because of the decision of the special government commission sent there to establish the extent of the damages in connection with the recent anti-Semitic disturbances. While the Jews are claiming damages amounting to 2,000,000 lei, the commission has decided to grant only 200,000 lei. This, it is claimed, makes it possible for the government to keep its promise to pay damages, without, however, assisting the Jews of Barlaceana to reestablish their ruined homes and business establishments.

In the meantime, the court at Szighet has rejected the request of various Jewish organizations to transfer the trial of the anti-Semitic agitators implicated in the Borscha and Szighet disturbances from Szighet to some other place for reasons of public security. The trial of several score agitators, charged with serious offenses against the Jews at Borscha and Szighet will start at Szighet October 7.