2 Jews Hurt Seriously by Endek Mobs
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2 Jews Hurt Seriously by Endek Mobs

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Two Jews were seriously wounded, several others slightly injured and one Christian student badly hurt in anti-Semitic disturbances which broke out in the town of Cieszyn, Poland, close to the Czechoslovakian frontier.

As usual the Gazeta Warsawska, Endek anti-Semitic newspaper, reported the affair as an attack by Jews upon Christians. Inquiries by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency revealed, however, that the trouble started late Tuesday, when Endek anti-Semites attacked students at a Brith Trumpeldor school. A street fight followed in which the Endeks were beaten. The next day they resumed the attack, smashing windows in Jewish shops and terrorizing the Jewish population.

Windows in the two local synagogues were also smashed by the Endek hooligans. When the Endeks attempted to destroy the premises of the Hanoar Hazioni, they were met with fierce resistance, and the Jewish casualties occurred in the clash that followed.

Police squadrons were sent to the town from Kattowice. Order was restored by the police, who arrested sixteen of the Endeks and one member of the Brith Trumpeldor, Breitkoff. An inquiry has been opened by the public prosecutor.

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