Prague (Aug. 18)
Polish Jews who are arriving in Czechoslovakia at the rate of 1,500 daily report that Polish fascists are continuing to incite anti-Jewish outbreaks by spreading the notorious “ritual slaughter” lie.
In the village of Gescepsuta, near Waldenburg, the body of a young child was thrown into a Hashomer Hatzair Kibbutz in order to furnish grounds for provoking a pogrom, but the kibbutz members discovered the body before trouble could begin and immediately informed the police who were able to prevent any outbreaks.
In Bytom a Polish woman attempted to steal a pair of shoes from a Jewish-owned store. When the owner chased after her she began to scream that the Jews were after her blood. A mob gathered but was dispersed by the arrival of police.
The refugees also report that Jews continue to be dragged from trains by fascist “forest bands” and murdered.