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Jewish Reichstag Candidate Has Narrow Escape from Attack

Dr. Bruno Weil, Jewish Reichstag candidate of the new Constitutional Party for the Berlin district, and vice-president of the Central Association of German Citizens of Jewish Faith, had a narrow escape from serious injury when after a political meeting he was addressing had been interrupted by an armed gang of National Socialists (Fascists), the Fascists attacked him as he was leaving the meeting hall.

Dr. Weil, an outspoken opponent of the Hitlerites and their anti-Semitic program, had vigorously attacked anti-Semitism in his campaign address when the National Socialists attempted to break up the meeting. As he left the hall the National Socialists, many of them armed with knives, surrounded him and hurled curses at him. In his endeavor to break away from the menacing crowd Dr. Weil threw two of his attackers to the ground. The crowd then threatened him with death. The timely arrival of the police prevented serious injury to Dr. Weil.

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