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Anti-jewish Terrorism in Poland Resumed; Self-defense Unit Fights off Attack in Cracow

January 15, 1947
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New anti-Jewish incidents are reported here from various parts of Poland, although they have not been published in either the Polish or the Jewish press.

In Cracow, a group of armed terrorists made an attempt to invade the building in which Jewish repatriates are housed. They were halted by Jewish guards who opened fire and forced them to retreat.

In Wroclaw, the former German city of Broslau, a Jew, Abraham Ratman, was murdered by a group of unidentified men. The Polish security police are searching for the killers who are believed to be members of an underground anti-Semitic fascist band.

A Jewish woman, Chajah Tszupack, was dragged off a bus on the road between Ostrow and Zambrow by a group of armed bandits. She was later found murdered.

Buses running between Warsaw and Zambrow and between Cracow and Zakopane have been halted many times by underground fascist bands who search for Jews among the passengers. As a result, Jews no longer travel in buses or automobiles on these roads.

A Jew was found killed at the new Polish-German frontier near Nowa Ruda. His identity has not been established, but it is believed that he was shot by frontier guards while trying to cross the border illegally.

Jewish circles here assert that the anti-Jewish attacks are not connected with the general elections scheduled to take place on Sunday. The anti-Semitic activities of the fascist groups have never ceased, although the government is doing its best to check them. However, few of these incidents have recently been reported in the press here, so that it appeared that they had been curbed.

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