Cuban Soldiers Fire at Bathers, Kill a Jewess

Hannah Grinberg, Jewish resident of Havana, was shot to death at the Havana beach when Cuban soldiers opened fire on bathers who poked fun at them.

Mrs. Grinberg was shot through the throat as she attempted to flee the line of fire with her baby in her arms. Pola Kubilum and Ramon Cohen were seriously wounded in the same burst of rifle fire. Surviving Mrs. Grinberg are her husband and three young children.

The shootings, which aroused great indignation here, took place late Monday afternoon. A Cuban soldier who tried to stop a troupe of negro dancers was jeered at by youths. The soldier left, but returned later with a group of comrades. They then opened indiscriminate fire on the crowd, killing two and wounding a number of others.

Authorities later attempted to blame “Communistic elements” for the affair, but it was shown that the soldiers made an unprovoked attack on the beach crowd, which included many foreigners, as well as a number of Americans.

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