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Terrorist Band Planned to Murder Eighty German Jews

Charges that a terrorist band having its headquarters in Munich composed of eighty men had conspired to murder as many Jews, were made at the trial of two of the accused terrorists, Ruge and Zwenauer. They are charged with the murder of the young student Baur, one of the members of their own gang, who had aroused the suspicion of the gang leaders.

According to the prosecutor, Ruge, at a secret meeting held on February 13 had given instructions that each member select some prominent Jew for destruction. At the date to be designated by Ruge, each member was sworn to carry out his part of the plot. The assassinations were to be carried out the day of the “reactionary uprising”.

Baur, who according to the prosecution met death at the hands of his fellow conspirators, was involved in the mureer of Dr. Walter Rathenau, and in the attempt on the life of Herr Scheiderman.

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