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Three Children Dead and Mother Insane: Terrible Selichoth Tragedy in Polish Town

A terrible tragedy occurred last night in the township of Zelew, in the district of Lodz, when Hirsch Swiatlowski and his wife went to synagogue for the Selichoth service, leaving candles burning in the house, which caused a fire, and their three children, two boys of six and two years of age and a girl of four were burned to death. Everything they possessed has been destroyed, and the mother is insane with grief.