New Riots in Poland; Anti-semites Fire All Jews’ Homes in Village

WIDESPREAD OUTBREAKS OF ANTI-SEMITIC VIOLENCE THROUGHOUT POLAND LEFT A JEWISH MERCHANT DYING TODAY, SEVERAL JEWS INJURED AND MANY HOMELESS.

THE MERCHANT, BENJAMIN RANENGISER, OF WILNO, WAS ATTACKED BY ENDEKS (MEMBERS OF THE ANTI-SEMITIC NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY) AS HE STEPPED OUT OF HIS SHOP. HE WAS TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL, AND IT WAS REPORTED HE WOULD NOT RECOVER.

THE ENTIRE JEWISH POPULATION OF THE VILLAGE OF PIONTKOW, NEAR BLAZOWA, IN THE PROVINCE OF RZESZOW, WAS LEFT HOMELESS AND DESTITUTE WHEN ANTI-SEMITES SET FIRE TO ALL THE JEWISH HOUSES IN THE VILLAGE AND THEN PREVENTED THE OWNERS FROM SAVING THEIR BELONGINGS. ONE JEW, TRYING TO RESCUE THE SEFER TORAH (SCROLL OF THE LAW), FROM A BLAZING SYNAGOGUE, WAS STONED BY THE RIOTERS.

A SIMILAR ATTEMPT BY ENDEKS TO BURN DOWN JEWISH HOMES IN KURZENIEC KROLEWCZYZNA, IN WILNO PROVINCE, WAS THWARTED BY THE VIGILANCE OF THE JEWS, WHO PUT OUT THE FIRE.

IN THE MARKET PLACE AT MALISZ, ENDEKS FORCED THE JEWISH MERCHANTS INTO A BACK SECTION, AROUND WHICH THEY POSTED NOTICES READING: “JEWISH SHOPS. POLES MUST PURCHASE FROM POLES.”

THE JEWISH BUSINESS MEN PROTESTED TO THE PREMIER AND THE GOVERNOR OF LODZ PROVINCE, AND ANNOUNCED THAT UNTIL THE “GHETTO MARKET” IS ABOLISHED THEY WILL REFUSE TO DO BUSINESS THERE. MEANWHILE THE ECONOMIC COMMISSION OF THE LODZ CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ADOPTED A RESOLUTION BLAMING ANTI-JEWISH EXCESSES FOR ECONOMIC COLLAPSE, WHICH WAS FORWARDED TO THE GOVERNMENT.

SEVERAL JEWS WERE BEATEN BY ENDEKS IN DISORDERS AT KAMINSK AND ZARRZOWEK, IN LUBLIN PROVINCE.

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