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Warsaw Jew Killed on Way to Synagogue

January 16, 1933
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Hirsh Wolf Birman was killed last night while on his way to the synagogue. It is believed that the attack on him was due to the conflict between the Bundists — members of a Jewish Socialist organization — and Communists which has now again been resumed with great ferocity.

The dispute is between the Bundist and Communist boot makers, the Communists endeavoring to compel the employment of their own members in the boot factories.

The dispute with Birman arose because he had engaged a Bundist assistant instead of a Communist at his workshop, and when threats and various acts of terrorism failed to induce hi# to dismiss the Bundist employee, the Communists attacked him with leaded thongs beating him to death.

Following Birman’s death the police carried out mass arrests among the Communists. An investigation into all the circumstances is now proceeding.

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