Berlin (Jan. 22)
About 40 Jewish students were injured in the anti-Jewish rioting at Berlin University, because of which the authorities have closed down the University till Monday. The J.T.A. representative has visited the Jewish students in hospital, and has found several in a serious condition. One of them, Reyersbach, who is a member of the Central Union of German Citizens of Jewish Faith, has had his teeth knocked out, the bridge of his nose is smashed, and his ear is torn. Another named Karfunkelstein has had the bridge of his nose smashed. A third named Domp has had his cheek torn open, another named Schreiber has had his jaw smashed and is in a very serious condition, and a fifth named Muensterberger has a bad eye injury.
About 30 others, all members of the Sprevia Jewish Students’ Organisation, have slighter injuries.
About 300 Nazi students, the J.T.A. representative was told by the injured Jewish students, surrounded 35 members of the Sprevia, who put up a heroic resistance and tried to break their way through. Some Socialist students came to their help, and brought up the Rector of the University, who called upon the Nazi students to desist, but they only booed him. Two Zionist students, Glasberg and Heimann, and several Jewish girl students have also been injured.
Some of the students allege that the police drove off and arrested a number of Republican students who had come up wanting to help the Jewish students, but allowed the Nazi students to continue beating the Jews and singing their anti-Jewish songs, with calls for Jewish blood.
Dr. Reichmann, Syndikus of the Central Union of German Citizens of the Jewish Faith, has intervened with the police authorities and with the Minister of Education, who have promised him that by Monday, when the University is to be reopened, measures will be taken which will make it impossible for any disturbances to recur.
The Minister of Education added that if there is any repetition of the anti-Jewish outbreaks, he will order the University to be closed down for the rest of the term.
The Jewish students demand the dissolution of the Nazi Student Union, the suspension of those Nazi students who took part in the attack on the Jewish students, and the legalisation of a student self-defence organisation, to be responsible for the maintenance of order, in face of any further attempts at creating disturbances.
The Hitlerist organ “Angriff”, which is edited by Deputy Goebbels, alleges that the Jews started the outbreak.
A crowd of Jews provoked the National Socialists, it says, heading the report “Jewish Provocation”, and the Nazis beat back the Jews.