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Pogroms Unless Jews Pay Macedonians Twenty Million Leavas

October 12, 1923
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A price for immunity from pogroms has been set by the Macedonian Revolutionary Committee for the Jews. The Committee is demanding that the Jews raise 20,000,000 leavas for the revolutionary fund under penalty of launching a series of pogroms if they fail to comply.

The fund, it is understood, is to be used by Macedonia in the furtherance of its schemes for annexation of certain parts of Greek and Serbian territory. In the event, the Macedonian Jews comply, it is felt as certain that the Jews of Serbia and Greece will suffer, although the Macedonian Jews may escape.

Meanwhile bargaining is going on between the Jews and the Macedonian committee in an effort to buy freedom from pogroms for five million leavas instead of twenty million as the revolutionists desire.

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