Havana (Oct. 9)
Government parties and press are spreading agitation among the people of Havana and the military forces are blaming the Jews for carrying on Communist propaganda throughout Cuba. According to the conservative press, the Jews are responsible for all the ills that have afflicted Cuba. The morning paper La Manana reports on the authority of the Havana chief of police that the Jews are disturbing the life of Cuba and that the Jews in Cuba are leading immoral lives.
House-to-house searches are being carried out on the pretext that arms and Communist literature have been secreted in them.
Ii the course of a labor demonstration, the Jewish worker Abraham Duge was mortally wounded and the merchant Weintrob was almost shot when he was falsely accused of firing on the troops from the roofs of his house.
The Jews Gasman, Rubin and Eweshtein were arrested on various pretexts and are in danger of being deported.
The Jewish student Moses Raigorodsky was arrested and charged with being a Communist leader. His father, owner of a printing press, was also arrested.
Havana Jewish institutions have called a special meeting and created a Jewish committee to clear the Jews of Cuba of the accusations made against them.
The newly created committee plans to intervene both with President Grau San Martin and with the Cuban chief-of-staff, Colonel Batista. Unrest pervades the Jewish colony in Cuba. Business is completely paralyzed. It is thought that Hitlerism is to be partially blamed for the propaganda against the Jews. The Germans resident in Cuba are thought to be the initiators of the anti-Jewish propaganda.