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Vilna Jew Reported Killed

Jewish sources in the United States reported today that Ilia Moisevich Serebreny, a 50-year-old Vilna Jew, was murdered in his home last week, allegedly by Soviet militiamen disguised as hooligans. The sources said that Serebreny had already received his exit visa to Israel and the murder was apparently in connection with a robbery attempt. Serebreny had already received his exit visa to Israel and the murder was apparently in connection with a robbery attempt. Serebreny had his money with him at home in preparation for his departure from the Soviet Union, the sources said. It was not as yet clear whether or not witnesses were present and no further documentation of the charges are available.

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