NEW YORK (Jun. 14)
Nassau County police are investigating the non-fatal stabbing of a 70-year-old man in Mineola, L.I. yesterday for which a group calling itself.” Jewish Executioners With Silence” claimed responsibility. The victim, Vlodislave Civvelis, of The Bronx, was assaulted in the driveway of the home of Boleslaus Maikovskis, on alleged Nazi war criminal facing deportation, who lives in Minola. He was reported in critical condition at a local hospital.
According to police, Civvelis was approached by a man posing as a reporter who said he wanted to do a story on Malkovskis. When Mrs. Maikovskis objected, the man insisted that Civvelis was Maikovskis and knifed him in the back and the head. He first attempted to shoot Civvelis but the gun misfired, the police said.
The Jewish Telegraphic Agency received an anonymous telephone call late yesterday afternoon from a man who claimed he was one of a group of six who “killed” a friend of “war criminal Maikovskis.” He said they were the “Jewish Executioners of Silence” and that their “operation” was “coordinated by a former Israeli army officer.” The caller said they had intended to “get” Maikovskis. Earlier, the JTA received a call from a man who identified himself as Howie Perel, “press officer” of the Jewish Defense League. Perel reported the stabbing of Maikovskis’ “friend.” He said the JDL was not involved-but “applauds and supports Jewish militants” who take action against “Jew-haters.”