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Pledged to Kill Jew, Bessarabian Peasant Dines then Attacks Old Friend

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AFTER TREATING HIS VICTIM WITH CAKE AND WINE, A BESSARABIAN PEASANT IN THE TOWN OF COJUSNA, WITH TEARS IN HIS EYES, ATTACKED WITH A KNIFE AND SERIOUSLY WOUNDED AN OLD JEWISH FRIEND BECAUSE HE HAD PLEDGED TO KILL AT LEAST ONE JEW, IT WAS REPORTED HERE TODAY.

THE PEASANT, BASIL POGPEBNO, INVITED MOSES SCOLOVICH, A JEWISH MERCHANT, TO HIS HOME, AND AFTER THEY HAD PARTAKEN OF CAKE AND WINE CONFESSED TEARFULLY HE WAS SWORN TO KILL HIM. HE ATTACKED THE MERCHANT WITH A LARGE KNIFE, BUT THE JEW, AFTER A DESPERATE FIGHT, MANAGED TO ESCAPE BADLY WOUNDED.

THE PEASANT IS A MEMBER OF AN ANTI-JEWISH ORGANIZATION.

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