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Police Offer Reward of 5,000 Marks for Arrest of Berlin Anti-semitic Rioters

A reward of 5,000 marks will be given to any person laying before the Berlin police authorities information leading to the arrest of one or more of the participants and instigators of the anti-Semitic street riots last Monday which broke out simultaneously with the opening of the Reichstag.

This was announced today by Karl Zoergoebbel, chief of police. He also said that the police are in possession of information showing that Monday’s out-break in Leipzigerstrasse was well organized and under definite leadership which took precautions to have spies note in advance the location of the Jewish-owned stores to be attacked.

It has come to light now that prior to last Monday’s disturbances many businessmen in Berlin received a circular letter from the National Socialists, who are charged with having instigated the riots, asking information as to the religion of the recipient. Failure to reply would make the particular individual a Jew, the circular warned. The police later found in the possession of the arrested Hitlerites lists of those places of business to be attacked, including a number of non-Jewish firms who had not replied to the circular.

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