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Serious Anti-jewish Attack in Roumanian Township Near Jassy: Hooligans Break into Jewish Social Held

About midnight last Saturday, while there was a musical-social evening in progress in the town of Ungheni, near Jassy, in aid of funds for establishing a local Jewish library, a number of hooligans broke into the hall, locked the exits and fired their revolvers at the audience. A boy of 16 named Auerbach, was killed on the spot, and three other boys, Blinderki, Pektor, and Portnoi, and two girls, Weinstein and Trufman, were severely wounded. Mevski, the leader or the hooligans, has been arrested.

One of the Jewish youths in the hall managed to escape and ran to the gendarmerie to ask for help, but he was told that there were no gendarmes available at that hour. It was not till 4 a.m. that the gendarmes arrived, and asked the hooligans to go home, and arrested their leader.

The same day red flags were found flattering over the local synagogue and churches. The Jews immediately notified the police that unknown persons had put a red flag over the synagogue, but the gendarmes told them that they had probably put it up themselves.

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