Berlin (Aug. 5)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
The framed-up charges against Rudolf Haas, German-Jewish merchant of Magdeburg, known as the German Dreyfus affair, suffered a total collapse yesterday, bringing complete vindication of the accused merchant and the compromising of those who were responsible for the frame-up.
Schroeder, a prisoner in a Berlin jail, made a clean breast of the matter, confessing his guilt in the murder of Helling, with which the latter’s Jewish employer, Rudolf Haas, was charged.
Schroeder confessed that he had lured Helling by inserting a false ad in the newspapers. When Helling came to the place given in the advertisement, Schroeder attacked him and after committing the murder he buried the body in the basement. Rudolf Haas, his employer, had nothing to do with the murder, Schroeder stated.
It is probable that Haas will be released some time today. The Republican press, which, from the very beginning, held the view that Haas was innocent, now declares that the “German Dreyfus affair ended with a frightful compromising of the Magdeburg anti-Semitic judges.”