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Central Union Press Chief Denies J.t.a. Reports Called Invented

The “American Hebrew” of July 15th, quoting the Jewish Morning Journal of July 6th, publishes in bold type a report of the paper according to which at a press conference of the Central Union of German Citizens of the Jewish Faith recent reports of the J.T.A. with regard to anti-Semitic excesses in Germany were termed as “fabricated from beginning to end”.

In reply to this report the J.T.A. issued the following statement issued by cable from its offices abroad: “Dr. Alfred Hirschberg, chief of the press department of the Central Union authorizes the J.T.A. to make the following statement: The Central Union statement at the press conference dealt generally with tendencious reports abroad including the non-Jewish press. No statement was made that J.T.A. reports were invented! The report on the attack on Jewish passengers appeared in Berliner Tageblatt; the attack in Friedrichstrasse was culled from the Forwaerts in Berlin. Mailing clippings.”