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Killing of Two Jews Rouses Jews of Dublin

November 20, 1923
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Considerable anxiety is manifested by Jews of Dublin in consequence of the murder of Ernest Kahn – the second in a few weeks – several nights ago in the Irish capital. The man was shot down in the streets after he had been asked by unidentified assassins to acknowledge his faith. A companion named Miller was slightly wounded.

The men were walking on Stamer street, in the Jewish quarter, about 11:30 o’clock, when they were accosted by two men, who ordered them to halt and asked their names, addresses and religion. The men said they were Jews.

“Well, then, run for it”, they were commanded, and when they complied a number of shots were fired after them. Kahn fell dead. Miller escaped with a minor wound. Their assailants fled in a waiting motor car.

In almost identical manner, a man named Goldberg was killed recently in St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin. He was stopped in the street by unknown men and murdered after question.

The slayings have created consternation and aroused all sorts of conjecture, but, according to Rev. Michael Adler Duto, they cannot be associated with any concerted movement against the Jews.

“The murders must have been due to some localized feeling”, Rabbi Duto declared. “There is no anti-Semitic feeling in Great Britain or Ireland. If there had been an anti-Semitic plot in Ireland. I and my department would have known about it. There is no contrary feeling among Christians and Jews in the United Kingdom. The feeling never was better”.

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