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Wilno Jews Fear Excesses Following Slaying of Pole by Three Jewish Boys

Fear of anti-Semitic excesses was felt here today by the Jewish community as local anti-Semitic organizations and publications seized upon the slaying of a Pole, Ludwig Klimaszewski, by three Jewish boys aged from eleven to fourteen, as a pretext to incite the population against the Jews.

Klimaszewski was killed by the boys, who stabbed him with a penknife as he attempted to steal vegetables from a peasant’s cart. Arrival of a large police detachment and confiscation of an anti-Semitic newspaper which featured the incident, averted serious disorders.

The Gazeta Warszawska, publishing the Polish Telegraphic Agency report of the affair, voiced its regrets that the censor did not permit them to publish their own version of the story received from their own correspondent.