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3 Poles Freed in Murder of Jewish Family

April 23, 1937
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Three men accused of murdering five members of a Jewish family in the village of Stawi, Kielce district, were acquitted today when the court refused to accept the unsupported eye-witness account of a surviving 12-year-old son.

The boy, Yacob Shmulevitch, was the only prosecution witness. He identified the defendants and gave a clear account of the occurrences, but the judge maintained the unsupported testimony of one witness was not acceptable.

Seven Poles were sentenced to prison terms ranging from one to two months and six Jews to terms varying from three days to two months as an outgrowth of recent disorders in the town of Sterdyn, Warsaw district.

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