Reports of Excesses in Polish Cities Partly Confirmed

Partial confirmation of reports of anti-Semitic excesses in certain Polish cities was obtained by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today.

According to information supplied by the office of the Jewish Community in Minsk Mazowiecki, a gang of rowdies in nearby Dobro on the night of October 19 attacked Jews returning from synagogue where they had attended Simchat Torah services.

A fourteen-year-old boy, Joshua Frum, was seriously wounded by the gangsters and had to be taken to a hospital in Warsaw. The hooligans smashed windows of the synagogue and Jewish house in the town.

Upon intervention by a Dobro delegation, led by the rabbi, the Governor of Minsk ordered the District Commissar to arrest the assailants. Results of the investigation are as yet unknown.

The executive of the Jewish Community of Minsk stated, however, that except for the Dobro excesses no others had occurred as far as they could learn. It was stated that there was no basis for reports circulated abroad that pogroms had become a daily occurrence.

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency established, however, that on the same night Moishe Sabiburski, a Hebrew teacher in Dublin, had been attacked by rowdies and died three days later as the result of his wounds. It has not yet been established whether the attack on Sabiburski was of a political or criminal character.

Here in Warsaw usually well-informed sources disclaimed knowledge of reports, printed in Yiddish papers abroad, of pogroms in half a dozen towns. Jewish members of the Sejm, the Jewish press and the Central Merchants Association informed the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that they had no knowledge of the reported pogroms. The Merchants Association, however, stated it had received reports of anti-Jewish boycott agitation in Lublin, Plock, Wloclawek and Siedlce.

Meanwhile, an official of the Ministry of the Interior, was investigating complaints today of anti-Semitic activities by rowdies in the towns of Kloback and Traskalas, near Czestochowa.

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