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Ritual Murder Agitation Frequent in Germany

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)

“Ritual murder outcries are repeatedly being raised in Germany,” writes Dr. Alfred Wiener in the current issue of the “C. V. Zeitung,” the organ of the Central Union of German Citizens of the Jewish Faith.

“The usual method,” he says, “is to report the finding of the body of a child with its throat cut, and to allege that the Jewish method of Shechita was employed to bring in the ritual murder legend, or to report an ordinary case of murder and allege without any ground whatever that the murderer is a Jew and was therefore the instrument of the rabbis and of Jewry.

“In almost every case in which this has been done, it has been shown that the murderer was not a Jew. That was the case in the Hanover murder affair, when the murdered Haarmann was falsely alleged to be a Jew, and in the case of the Leiferde murder, where the murderer Schlesinger was also falsely said to be a Jew. In neither case were they even remotely connected with the Jews.

“Pamphlets are being circulated in large quantities,” Dr. Wiener proceeds, “in which it is openly alleged that the Jews commit ritual murder. Hitler’s ‘Illustrierter Beobachter’ publishes drawings purporting to show how the Jews carry out ritual murder. Similar drawings are published in the ‘Stuermer’ of Nuremberg.”

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