Menu JTA Search

Lithuanian Churches to Ask Cessation of Anti-semitism

SIGN UP FOR THE JTA DAILY BRIEFING

Bishop Justinas Staugaitis of the Diocese of Telsiai today agreed to issue an appeal through the churches of his diocese in an effort to stem the anti-Jewish agitation which is assuming serious proportions.

The Bishop consented to take action when approached with this object by a delegation of leaders of the Telsiai Jewish Community. Telsiai recently was the scene of a violent outbreak of anti-Jewish rioting during which many Jewish homes were stoned. Following the riots in that city, tense anti-Semitic atmosphere developed in many of the surrounding towns.

As an aftermath of the riots a military court at Telsiai yesterday sentenced eighteen of the participants to various terms in prison.

NEXT STORY