Jail 2 Raiders of Sports Club in Salonica
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Jail 2 Raiders of Sports Club in Salonica

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Jail sentences of two months each were imposed here today on two known anti-Semites accused of participation in the memorable raid on the Maccabee Club on June 24, 1931, five days before the Campbell Jewish quarter was razed by rioters.

During the raid, which was the first of a series of anti-Jewish demonstrations that week, five committee members found at the club were severely beaten, furniture was broken and, it is believed, an attempt was made to set fire to the place after the club’s correspondence files had been removed. The arrival of police on the scene is thought to have prevented the fire.

Sentence was passed when it was found that the accused had jumped bail and had failed to appear for trial.

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