Berlin (Nov. 16)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
How can a pariotic German enjoy himself on his vacation without singing or hearing sung anti-Semitic songs, was the argument presented in the discussion which occupied the attention of the Municipal Council of Borkum, seaside resort on the North Sea.
The Council had before it a motion introduced by its chairman that beginning with the new season, public singing of the Borkum hymn, internationally famous anti-Semitic song, up to now a feature of the entertainment in the resort’s public squares, be prohibited.
The prohibition was urgently requested by the owners of the baths, who claimed that the public manifestation of anti-Semitic sentiment is harmful to their business, and reflects no credit on the resort.
Following a long discussion, the motion was defeated by a vote of 9 to 6. The defeated 6 councillors declared following the meeting that they will resign from their posts as they cannot longer bear responsibility for the performance.