(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
A strong anti-Semitic agitation has been raised in the province of Posen, directed particularly against the transmigration of Jewish citizens from Congress Poland to that district.
Three Jewish citizens from Congress Poland recently settled in the town of Gdynia, the port being constructed by the Polish government to substitute for Danzig. When this fact became known, agents of the anti-Semitic boycott organization, Rozwoj, gathered large crowds in the market place, before whom they delivered addresses, charging the Jews with responsibility for the distress prevalent in Poland.”The Jews are trying to sever upper Silesia from Poland. The Jews in Russia have burned 2,000 Catholic priests, the Jews are using Christian blood, especially for marriage ceremonies when the blood is put in the wine given to the bride and bridegroom.” These were some of the wild charges made to incite the mob.
The crowds assembled in the market place took an oath “to kill all Jews” and started out toward the homes of the three new settlers from Congress Poland. It was with great difficulty that the police prevented the mob from acts of violence.
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