Mr. Wilkowsky, described as a Polish Hebrew, has been giving his experiences at Scarborough, under the auspices of the London Society for Promoting Christianity among the Jews. He was born, he says, in a little town in Poland. At the Jewish schools he was taught the Hebrew Bible and the Hebrew Prophets. When he reached the age of seventeen he felt he wanted something better. He wanted to see God as “Love”
not as “Revenge”. The study of Socialism and Communism did not satisfy him and he went about as a broken spirit. One day, there came to the village a Lutheran priest whose teachings were different from those he had heard before.
Despite his caution the Jews became aware of his movements and one Christmas night his father turned him out of the house. He saw a band of Jews coming after him. “They will kill you”, said his friend. Meanwhile his father had made inquiries as to his whereabouts. He came for him and said his heart was broke and he would be allowed to live as a Christian if he would come home. He went home, and then his father’s attitude changed. He was closely watched, and among his experiences were 2 o’clock in the morning services. After his father’s death, the Jews banded themselves together to kill him and he was only just rescued by Christian friends.
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