Riga (Mar. 12)
Another case of antisemitic maltreatment of a Jewish worker in a factory is reported from White Russia, where the notorious Barshay affair took place. Some non-Jewish workers employed in the Trud shoe factory in Homel, in White Russia, the Jewish Communist daily “Oktiabr” of Minsk reports, including a member of the Communist Party named Gavrilov, tied up a Jewish worker named Vainaiski, hand and foot, stripped him naked, and poured cement over his body, inflicting severe injuries. The cries of the victim brought other workers rushing up who rescued him from his tormentors. The workers concerned in the assault have been expelled from the trade union, it adds, and will be put on trial.