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Ritual Murder Agitation Continues in Polish Towns

September 20, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The ritual murder agitation, started in Dobrzyn by a gypsy band, continuer in the neighboring towns.

Notwithstanding the action taken by the police, the population in the neighboring town of Golub attacked the Jews under the pretext of the rumor. The mayor openly sided against the Jews. His wife sewed the shroud for the gypsy child who died of the injuries inflicted upon her by her father because she destroyed a 100 Zloty banknote. The local physician, Dr. Szyszewski, told the people in the town that he had examined the child and that he believes her blood was pumped from her body.

Christian shopkeepers placed pogrom proclamations in their windows. The Jews of Golub, afraid to venture into the streets, refrained from attending the synagogue on Rosh Hashanah.

Federal agents from the office of Major Chester P. Mills, prohibition administrator, continued their raids on illegally conducted sacramental wine shops, closing 103 and confiscating five truck loads of wine.

Arrangements have been made by some rabbis to draw wine from government storehouses through permits issued them by Major Mills in recognition of the need for sacramental wine for Yom Kippur.

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