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Jewish Trader Forced to Flee As Anti-semites Close Store

D. Segal, a Jewish merchant who opened a grocery store at St. Madeleine, a village near St. Hyacinthe, has been forced by anti-Semitic threats to flee from his place of business, he declared to the local Yiddish newspaper, the Canadian Eagle.

Soon after he opened his store, Segal said, the local priest and a number of other anti-Semites begain a campaign against him. On the door of the store they hung a sign urging against “purchasing anything of this Jew because Jews are thieves.” They threw spoiled eggs at his storefront and made other demonstrations, Segal stated. He was finally forced to flee, although part of the population was sympathetic.

Segal brought with him the sign which the anti-Semites hung on his door and will confer with local Jewish leaders as to what steps he can take. A French – Canadian lawyer of St. Hyacinthe has already advised Segal that the hanging of such a sign constitutes a criminal offense. Several other French-Canadians have declared their readiness to appear as witnesses against the offenders.