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Serious Anti-jewish Disturiances in Cracow; Local Council Blames Reactionary Poles

August 21, 1945
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The Warsaw radio today confirmed private reports reaching here from Poland during the last two days that anti-Jewish disturbances have taken place in Cracow resulting in a number of Jews being killed and many wounded. Anti-Semitic mobs composed of persons opposed to the present regime in Poland used hand grenades in attacks on Jewish homes, the reports said.

Most of the victims were Jews repatriated from camps in Germany to their homes in Cracow. Several hundred of them have been given temporary shelter on the premises of a local synagogue, which was one of the buildings attacked by the rioters.

In an attempt to prevent further pogroms, the Cracow regional council held a special session today at which a resolution was adopted condemning the anti-Semitic outrages, the Warsaw broadcast said. The resolution reads:

“The Council, on behalf of the whole community of the Cracow region, condemns the source of the provoked disturbances and promises unceasing enlightenment on racial antagonism. The Council hopes that such anti-Jewish incidents will never recure in Cracow province.”

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