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Protest Against Anti-semitism

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A declaration protesting against the renewed anti-Semitic terror instituted by the Nazis was published today by the Central Association of German Citizens of the Jewish Faith. The Association also asks, in connection with the revival of Nazi attacks on Jewish students on the universities, how long the university authorities will stand by and watch the attacks on the Jews damage Germany’s good name.

In its declaration the Association says “nine members of a Jewish hikers’ club, Kadimah, on their way out of the club’s headquarters in Victoria-Louisa Place, were attacked by a gang of 40 Nazis who beat the Jews with rubber clubs and steel batons. The hikers’ efforts to escape were barred because the Nazis had guarded all exits from the square. Many young Jews were seriously injured and a permanent police guard over the Kadimah quarters is now necessary.”

The declaration also complains of the maltreatment of Jewish pedestrians in other parts of the city by Hitlerites. During this week’s anti-Semitic outbreak at the University of Vienna, Spreevia, a Jewish students’ organization affiliated with the Association, offered successful resistance to the Nazis. The latter attacked one of their own members because he looked like a Jew.

The leaders of the Nazi group who recently beat up a group of Jewish hikers at Trier were sentenced to five weeks in prison today.

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