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Gypsies Spread Ritual Murder Tale in Poland

September 8, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

A band of gypsies were responsible for the anti-Jewish agitation exploiting the ritual murder tale, in the town Dobrzyn, District of Warsaw.

Julia Goman, the five year old girl who was found injured on the Jewish cemetery, was a gypsie child. It was proven by the police that her father attempted to murder her because of the fact that while playing with a 100 Zloty banknote, the child destroyed it. The gypsies immediately spread the ritual murder tale.

When the facts were disclosed and the anti-Jewish agitation abated, the police released the gypsie band on condition that they proceed immediately to the next town, Golub. Arriving in that town, the gypsies repeated the tale, following which an anti-Jewish agitation was started with the participaiton of local hooligans. Many Jewish houses were robbed and many Jews were beaten.

At the intervention of the Jewish National Council of Warsaw, the central authorities ordered that immediate steps be taken to put an end to the agitation. Today, the gypsy band, as well as the neighboring camp of gypsies, were surrounded by the police and taken to the district town Rypin.


The “Jewish Daily Bulletin” will not appear on Rosh Hashanah, Thursday and Friday, Sept. 9 and 10. The next issue will appear Monday morning.


A denial of the assertion of the French anti-Semitic newspaper, “L’Action Francaise” that President Calles of Mexico is of Jewish origin was made by Arturo M. Elias, Consul General of Mexico in New York City, who is a half brother of the president, in a communication to the “Jewish Daily Bulletin.”

“The article of ‘L’Action Francaise says that President Calles is the son of a Jew,” Consul General Elias write, “This does not happen to be true, but if it were, I am sure that he should have no cause to be ashamed of it. Why any one should make such a statement as a charge frankly the writer cannot understand.

“It may interest you to know that President Calles has a most profound contempt for intolerance of any kind and particularly that sort of intolerance that articulates itself in the expression of race prejudice. We Mexicans have been the victims of this sort of prejudice on the part of the mis-named ‘superior races.’ I am sure that this attempt on the part of ‘L’Action Francaise’ will merely react in favor of and not against the Mexican people, who are struggling to attain that life, liberty and happiness which is the goal of all self-respecting people.”

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