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Berlin Jewish Merchant Freed of Murder Charge

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The murder charge formulated by the anti-Semitic leaders against Rudolph Haas, Jewish merchant of Magdeburg, collapsed when a closer investigation of the case was made. The charge was withdrawn and Haas was set free.

Haas, a well known supporter of the Republican party in Germany, was accused of having murdered his bookkeeper, Helling. The democratic press stated that the accusation was nothing but a “frame up” of the anti-Semitic party, which was assisted by the Magdeburg police inspector, Tanholt, who is known as an outspoken anti-Semite.