Harbin (Jan. 14)
The bombing of the house of Dr. Salomon Ravikovitch, president of the Jewish Community of Harbin last Tuesday, was traced yesterday to White Russian bandits.
The bomb was exploded in an effort to intimidate the Jewish Community to come to terms with the bandits who kidnapped a Jew, Sheril, as he was leaving the synagogue after Yom Kip#ur services.
The bandits demanded $100,000 ransom from the Community and has now reduced the sum to $20,000. The Community is unwilling to pay out this sum.
Among others who have received threatening letters in connection with the ransom for Sheril is Dr. Kaufmann, Zionist leader, and editor of the Zionist weekly “Yevreiskaya Zhion”