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Alarming Reports Received of Anti-semitism in Thuringia

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Alarming reports have reached Berlin from Thuringia where incitement against the Jews since the National Socialist anti-Semitic government assumed power has reached an intense degree. Public propaganda to beat, annihilate and kill the Jews, is being carried out throughout the entire province, a pogrom atmosphere prevailing even in Weimar where only a hundred Jews live among a total population of 150,000. The percentage of Jews in Thuringia is very small, there being but two out of a thousand inhabitants. Jewish traders, according to reports received here, do not dare to visit the villages where teachers have formed Hitler groups for the purpose of inciting hatred against the Jews.

Dr. Frick, Minister of Education, is particularly responsible for the pogrom agitation. Dr. Frick introduced into the schools of Thuringia, a special prayer of an inciting nature which is recited daily by the school children. Dr. Frick admitted in the Thuringian Diet that the prayer was directed against the Jews.

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