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November 04, 1986

Masked men burned down a synagogue in a provincial Romanian town in what is believed to be the first such attack in the country since the anti-Semitic terror under German occupation in World War II, members of the Bucharest Jewish community said. They said at least two assailants stabbed and seriously injured the janitor of the 18th-Century temple in Buhusi, about 160 miles north of Bucharest. The attackers then set fire to the building by pouring gasoline on the walls. About 60 Jews live in Buhusi out of Romania's remaining community of about 23,000.

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