Murder Charge is Brought Against German Jewish Merchant

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Great interest and excitement are displayed by the press of the country in a murder charge against a Jewish merchant.

The case, which was termed a new Dreyfus affair, involves the Jewish merchant, Rudolf Haas, of Magdeburg, a well known supporter of the Republican party in Germany. He is accused of having murdered his bookkeeper, Helling. The democratic press openly states that the accusation against Haas is nothing but a “frame up” of the anti-Semitic party, which is assisted by the Magdeburg police inspector, Tanholt, who is known as an outspoken anti-Semite.

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