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7-year Old Jewish Boy Murdered for Spoil of 70 Groschen

December 18, 1928
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Three Christian Youths, Ranging from 12 to 17 Years, Held (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

For seventy groschen which he carried when he went to buy a loaf of bread for his mother to provide supper for the family, 7-year-old Yankele, the son of the local Jewish woodcutter, Nahum, was murdered in the township Jozefow on the bank of the Vistula.

Three Christian boys, aged 17, 16 and 12, committed the crime to share in the spoil which was divided as follows: The oldest received 30 groschen, the younger two 20 groschen each. They are held pending trial.

The family of Nahum, the woodcutter, spent a frantic night in their anxiety for the boy who did not return from the grocery store where he had been sent. In the morning the body was found on the bank of the river, battered and bruised.

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