Much damage was caused to the main synagogue of Bialystock, Poland, when a bolt of lightning hit the building, causing a fire. The city fire department was called to extinguish the flames.
Several scores of Jewish homes were destroyed in a fire caused by lightning in the town Kniszyn, near Bialystock.
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