Moscow (Jun. 25)
Anti-Jewish terror, organized by the Polish fasciat underground movement, is raging in liberated Poland, the Lublin radio reported in a broadcast today, revealing that the terrorists are not even sparing Jews liberated from the Oswiecim camp.
One group of terrorists broke into a Lublin hospital and invaded a ward filled with Jewish patients. Opening fire, they killed one of the Jewish patients and mortally wounded another one, the broadcast reported. At the same time, an armed band surrounded a detachment of twelve Polish soldiers near Laczne, in the Lublin district, and after disarming them, freed ten who were non-Jewish and killed the two who were Jewish.
Another group of terrorists kidnapped nine Jews in broad daylight in the township of Przedborz, near Lodz, and shot them in a neighboring wood. In Wierzbnik, near Kielce, members of the Polish Fascist underground attacked the house of a Jewish family named Wolfowich, which recently returned from the Oswiecim camp. The family begged for their lives, but the terrorists killed the mother and two children.
A near-pogrom was staged by the fascists in the town of Rzesow. After they spread a rumor that the Jews killed a Polish girl “for ritual purposes,” an enraged mab dragged Jews out of their dwellings, drove them through the streets and beat them. A lynching was barely prevented by other Poles, who appealed to the mob to respect reason, human dignity and Poland’s honor.
Reporting these and other anti-Jewish activities in various parts of Poland, the Lublin radio said that “it is obvious that all these incidents were carefully prepared and conducted by skilful hands trained in the school of the Gestapo.”