The Piroska brothers, who were the leaders of the bomb outrage in Chongrad, were released from prison, on Monday, despite the protests of the State attorney.
Their release recalls the terrible incident which occurred during the last Christmas Ball given by the Jewish people of Chongrad. In the midst of the festivities, a bomb was thrown by a young farmer, named Sinko. The instigator of the deed, however, was Acting First Lieutenant Pirosko, who had as his accomplices his brother and several other members of the Awakening Magyar organization. Three people, two of them non-Jews, were killed, and scores wounded. Simultaneously with the throwing of the bomb a fire was started in the basement of the hotel where the ball was being given.
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