Little if Any Jewish Property Losses Reported in Milwaukee

Mt. Sinai Hospital, maintained by the Jewish community, provided emergency service today to persons injured in the rioting and disorders in the center of the town. The hospital is located on the fringe of the core.

Unlike the pattern of rioting in other cities where Jewish merchants bore an undue proportion of the loss because many of the stores in the ghetto areas were Jewish-owned, Jewish merchants in Milwaukee suffered little riot damage. The area in which the damage was concentrated was once a predominantly Jewish area but there are few if any Jews there now. Jewish merchants, however, may suffer some loss of business as a result of Mayor Maier’s action in halting all traffic into and from the city’s central core.

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