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Punishment for Guilty in Salonica Anti-jewish Outbreak Last Summer?: 29 Accused to Be Put on Trial I

29 people will be put on trial on Saturday, April 2nd., for being concerned in the antisemitic outbreak which occurred in Salonica last July, in which the Campbell quarter inhabited almost exclusively by Jews, was burned down.

Among the accused are M. Bico Fardis, the editor-in-chief of the Salonica Government paper, “Hayedonia”, M. Kosmidis, President of the National Hellenic Union, a body with strong antisemitic tendencies, and M. Haritopoulas, the Secretary of the Union, who are being charged with moral instigation leading to the anti-Jewish outbreak.

In order to avoid anti-Jewish demonstrations, the trial will not take place in Salonica, but in Verria, a small town in the Salonica district, which has a population of 40,000, including 400 Jews.