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Tientsin Authorities Seize 2 Jewish Leaders, Shanghai Hears

January 27, 1938
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Reports reached here today of the arrest by the Japanese-controlled authorities in Tientsin of two Jewish leaders, Simon Genn, an exporter and president of the Tientsin Jewish Community, and Lev Piastunovich, a Zionist Revisionist leader. The Shanghai branch of B’nai B’rith, international Jewish fraternal order, is holding an emergency meeting to consider the arrests, which ape believed here the result of White Russian intrigue.

Community leaders here expressed gratification at an offer of 25,000 founds of matzoth from the Manischewitz firm in the United States. The community’s matzoth bakery was destroyed last Fall during bombing of Shanghai.

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