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Utilize Heimwehr Debate in Austrian Parliament for Anti-semitic Attack

The debate in the Austrian parliament today over the expulsion of Major Waldemar Pabst, chief of staff of the Austrian Heimwehr, from the country as an undesirable alien, was utilized for an anti-Semitic attack by Dr. Steidle, the Heimwehr’s generalissimo, as a representative of the Tyrol Bundesrat.

Dr. Steidle declared that the “Galicians are running about Austria freely,” and that “Halsmann was justly sentenced while the German, Major Pabst, was administratively driven out without a trial.” He also charged that Chancellor Schoeber, who had ordered the deportation of Major Pabst for conducting illegal political activities, was influenced by the large “Jewish liberal dailies.”

Chancellor Schoeber did not reply to this charge except to say that Major Pabst had been expelled because he tried to draw the police and the military into the Heimwehr.

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