Anti-semites Attack Ruhr District Synagogue
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Anti-semites Attack Ruhr District Synagogue

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Many valuables and objects of art in the synagogue of Essen, the principal city in the Ruhr district, were destroyed in an attack made on the house of worship by a band of Hitlerites. The windows of the synagogue were smashed.

The savage attack was perpetrated Saturday night after a meeting held in the Evangelical House. “An attack on the synagogue was made a week ago Friday, fied from the city in automobiles. The leaders of the Jewish community have requested the local measures to take extraordinary masures of protection.

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