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Fire Damages Riga Jewish Quarter

December 19, 1928
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Great loss of property resulted from a fire which broke out last night in the Jewish quarter of the city.

Many houses were completely razed. At least twenty furniture stores were destroyed. People stood weeping before their burning homes and business, attempting in vain to save their only possessions. Scores of families were thrown into poverty by the devastating fire.

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