Refugees Tell of Pogroms Raging 2 Days in Polish Corridor
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Refugees Tell of Pogroms Raging 2 Days in Polish Corridor

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Scores of wounded Jews arrived here today and told of violent anti-Jewish excesses that have been raging in the Pommern district of Poland for the past two days.

The victims related how they had been forced to flee for their lives when a mob, armed with iron bars, raided the market place in the town of Tuchola, in the Polish Corridor, and attacked Jews and police who sought to defend them.

Upon promise of the police that they would be protected, the Jews returned to the market, but the mob again attacked them and pillaged their stalls.

Similar disorders were reported by the refugees in the town of Neustadt, located in the upper portion of the Corridor, where twenty hooligans were arrested by the police. In the town of Lidsborg, Jewish peddlers were driven from the market place and warned to leave the town.

Victims of the excesses charge that the attackers were not local residents but thugs hired by anti-Semitic leaders from neighboring cities.

Anti-Jewish posters resembling those distributed in Germany by Julius Streicher are to be seen all over the Pommorn district. They bear the line, “Passed by the Polish Censor.”

In the Senate today, Senator Rabbi Moses Schorr charged that the Jews of Przytyk, scene of the violent excesses Monday, have been threatened with a massacre unless they leave the town at once. For their part in the Monday pogrom, twenty more persons were arrested today, including Wladyslaw Korszak, anti-Semitic leader, who is charged with having incited the Przytyk mob prior to its attack on the Jews.

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