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Committed Murder for Chanukah Money

December 19, 1928
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The three Christian boys who were held yesterday in Jozefow, Poland, for the murder of 7-year-old Yankele, son of the local woodcutter, Nahum, explained that they committed the act because they were after the Chanukah money the little Jewish boy most likely received from his father in celebration of the Feast of Lights.

The boys were taken to a hospital for psychiatric investigation. They explained that they thought Yankele, like all other Jewish boys, must have received at least 10 Zlotys as Chanukah money.

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