Hamburg (Aug. 13)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)
The first public memorial in Germany to Heinrich Heine was unveiled in this city, where the poet spent his youth and where most of his works were published.
The Lord Mayor of Hamburg, Dr. Petersen, who received the memorial on behalf of the city, condemned the act of the anti-Semites some time ago in desecrating the statue while it was still private property standing in the Hamburg Art Gallery. Heine is loved and hated today, he said, even as he was in his lifetime, but the days are gone when acts of violence may be used against his memory. The City of Hamburg, he concluded, has taken the Heine Memorial under its protection and will know how to carry out the duty which it has assumed.