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Fire in Istanbul Jewish Quarter Causes Vast Damage; 600 Homeless

Residents of Istanbul’s Jewish quarter suffered more than $1,000 in damage, and 600 persons were left homeless when a fire, described as the worst in the city’s history, gutted the area known as the “Jewish Bazaar.”

The blaze, which started in a furniture shop, swept through 150 shops and 10 large buildings in the business district overlooking the Golden Horn.