Berlin (Jul. 3)
While in one part of Berlin a huge mass meeting of Jews under the auspices of the Union of Jewish Frontier Soldiers was being held to protest against the anti-Semitic agitation that has of late been stirring Germany, thousands of members of the anti-Semitic National Socialist party attacked Jews in the streets and one Jew was seriously injured here yesterday.
The great crowd of National Socialists carried out its demonstration in the Western section of Berlin on Wittenbergplatz. “Germany awake and rid yourself of the Jews,” the anti-Semitic crowd shouted as its members attacked Jewish passersby. Immense confusion ensued and when the police reached the scene many of the National Socialists who had taken part in the disturbances were arrested.
While the police were engaged in dispersing the crowd in the Wittenbergplatz, the Jewish mass meeting was being held in the Berlin municipality hall. Nearly 4,000 Jews jammed the hall to vent their indignation and alarm at the disturbances that have endangered the Jewish communities in Thuringia, Saxony, and Schleswig-Holstein as a result of the agitation of the National Socialists.
The speakers were M. Kareski, president of the Berlin Jewish community, and Georg Bernhardt, editor of the “Vossiche Zeitung.” The latter called on the Jews to create organizations to prevent anti-Semitism. Ministerial director Brechtd, on behalf of the government, promised the fullest protection to citizens. A unanimously adopted resolution called on the German government, the state governments and the municipality governments to take drastic measures against the anti-Semitic incitement.