Anti-semitism Was No Factor in Chicago Looting of Jewish Stores

Jewish shopkeepers suffered the most serious damages in the Negro rioting last weekend on Chicago’s west side which is now largely a Negro area where most of the stores in the once completely Jewish area are Jewish-owned.

As peace was restored by the Illinois National Guard, estimates of damages to stores in the area were given today as more than $1, 000, 000. Officials stressed that there had been no indications that any of the looting was inspired by anti-Semitic attitudes among the looters. They said there was no evidence — as there was in Negro riots in other cities last year — of specific anti-Semitic acts and catcalls by the rioters.

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