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Jew Killed by Pole over Sixty Cents

July 5, 1934
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Bickering over three zloty a month (less than sixty cents) today brought death to Isaac Krongold, Jewish landlord, and critical wounds, which may prove fatal, to his brother-in-law, Samuel Zajac.

Antony Smietanski, non-Jewish shoemaker and a tenant in Krongold’s house, was under arrest, charged with the murder.

As police reconstructed the story, Krongold, accompanied by his brother-in-law, went to Smietanski’s shop to collect the rent.

The shoemaker demanded a reduction of three zloty a month, which the landlord refused. Smietanski thereupon drew a pistol and shot Krongold dead, authorities charge. Zajac was severely wounded by a second bullet when he rushed to his brother-in-law’s defense.

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