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Salonica Jews Move Dwellings to Tents; Fear Collapse of House Owing to Quakes

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Salonica Jewry gave a realistic interpretation to the Feast of Tabernacles today by transferring its dwellings to tents, in view of the earthquakes which the city is experiencing.

The Jews are afraid to remain in their houses lest they collapse.

Thus far there have been no Jewish victims of the quakes which have affected the villages neighboring Salonica for the most part.

The suggestion that the Jews open a special subscription list for the victims has been abandoned and the Jews have decided to participate in the general fund being raised. The Jewish Community has contributed 10,000 drachma for this purpose. One of the largest individual contributions to the fund for the victims is in the amount of 400,000 drachma and comes from a Jewish tobacco merchant, Schnurr.

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