ESSEN, Ruhr (Feb. 22)
With the present French occupation of the Ruhr District, the Jews or the zone are fighting on two frontiers, a prominent Jew of this section declared in an interview today with the representative of the J. T. A.
“In common with their German fellow-citizens the local Jews are engaged firstly in passive resistance against the French. Then, again, they must meet the subterranean attacks of the German anti-Semitic agitators.” “Jewish circles are astounded”, he continued “that the leaders of the German majority parties which are constantly preaching fraternity and concord among the citizenry permit the anti-Semitic disturbances. What is the Cuno Government doing about it?”.
The Jewish communal worker commended the fairness with which the Government relief in the striking Ruhr zone had been distributed. There was no discrimination against the Jews in this respect, he said.