Berlin (Oct. 5)
Jews have a right to defend themselves against attack by Hitlerists, the Berlin Police President, Herr Grzesinski, former Prussian Minister of the Interior, declares in an interview in the new Jewish organ, the “Juedische Zeitung”, which has just started to appear here. The Police President advises young Jews to join the sports and athletic organisations in order to equip themselves to put up an effective resistance to the Hitlerist aggressions.
The “Vorwaerts”, the chief organ of the German Social Democratic Party, comes out to-day with a demand that the authorities should close down all the Hitlerist barracks, in which, it says, arms are stored, and young men are being trained to launch attacks on Jews and on the Republic. The Hitlerist storm troops, it points out, have a barracks in the Koerner Strasse, which is a constant menace to the Jews who attend the services in the synagogue situated in that street.