The Galician town of Starysambur was swept by fire. Seventy dwellings were destroyed, forty of which were Jewish. Two “beth meddrasim” also went up in the flames.
The homes visited by the Jews were those of the most destitute Jews. The houses of the better situated Jews are all overcrowded and it is virtually impossible to accomodate even temporarily the fire victims.
Their condition is thus one of great distress.
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