Havana, Cuba (Dec. 18)
Two Cuban Jews were killed and one fatally wounded yesterday during an outbreak which took place here in the heart of the business district which virtually amounted to a pogrom.
Soldiers armed with machine-guns and accompanied by a large mob of Negroes suddenly invaded the establishment of Moishe Krischer, shot and fatally wounded him and killed two Jews who happened to be in the place. The dead are Julio Kleindorf and Mottel Turtshinski. The victims were reputable Cuban Jews. They are survived by families.
The attack on the Jews followed the burning of Cuba’s best popular newspaper, El Pais, and the looting of the building by the mob, which was not hindered by the troops.
The Jewish population of Cuba lives in constant dread because of threats of pogroms that have been made by soldiers and Negroes against all foreigners and against the Jews in particular.
The Jewish community juridical committee is fearful over the fate of Cuban Jews. The committee has opened an investigation into the death of the three Jews.