Berlin (Aug. 20)
The Nazis have drawn up a blacklist of Jewish merchants who are to be bombed systematically, it was revealed today with the receipt of anonymous letters by Jewish merchants in Nuremberg who are threatened.
“We draw your attention to the fact that you are on our blacklist,” the letters state. “One day we shall not hesitate to kill you. That we fear no punishment was shown by events in recent days. We Nazis will kill every Jew we hold under suspicion. We shall do this when we attain power.
“You have undoubtedly read in the press that our organization is bombing Jewish stores. This treatment is our answer to Jews who consider Gentiles second-class people.
“We will work in accordance with the black-list, which we are prepared to act upon when we come into power.
“You too are on our blacklist. You may therefore see your rabbi today to say your last prayers. Also make arrangements for your funeral,” the letter says. It is signed “Nazi leader pend its agitation. The paper published lists of Jewish places of business and threatened to publish the names of those who patronized the stores. The Jewish merchants entered suit against the paper. The court verdict was handed down in this connection.