German, Jew Clash in Synagogue in Rumanian Town
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German, Jew Clash in Synagogue in Rumanian Town

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A Rumanian synagogue janitor, Mihail Lukacs, was attacked and gravely injured by a German named Hjalmar Karst at the city of Brasov today. Karst, traveling through Rumania after a visit to Budapest, went to the synagogue today and began quarreling with the wife of Lukacs. Fear-stricken, the woman called her husband. When Lukacs who is of Hungarian origin, appeared on the scene Karst whipped out a revolver and fired at him three times. Police promptly arrested his attacker and questioned him closely at central police headquarters at Brasov, about 80 miles north of here.

(The Associated Press said that the German was shot by the Jew and was reported in grave condition, leading some sources to believe that German might regard the shooting as an “international incident.”)

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