BRZESC, Poland (May. 23)
Five Jews arrested in connection with the riots here May 13 were released today while the more than hundred Poles seized continued to be tried in small groups.
The freeing of the five Jews left only two under arrest — Isaac Szcerbowski, a butcher, and his son, held in the fatal wounding of a policeman that led to the disorders.
The Poles were being tried in little groups, it was believed, to avoid a big trial that might assume political importance, and perhaps also to prevent Jewish victims from claiming collective compensation for damages. Two trials have already taken place.
The Mayor of Brzesc went to Warsaw to ask that the Government grant a subsidy for the city since a deficit of at least 200,000 zlotys ($40,000) is expected as a result of the inability of Jewish businessmen and householders to meet assessments.
The dismissal of the local district chief and political chief for negligence in connection with the disorders followed, according to unconfirmed reports in Warsaw, a visit by Premier Skladkowski incognito to this city.