5 Jews Injured As Nazis Attack Worshippers in Synagogue During New Year Services
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5 Jews Injured As Nazis Attack Worshippers in Synagogue During New Year Services

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Five Jews were injured yesterday during high Holyday services by Nazis who attacked a cafe on Sperlstrasse where a temporary synagogue had been set up. Eleven persons sustained injuries in the attack.

The Jewish worshippers were attacked by the Nazis with iron bars and knives as the service was in progress.

People in the vicinity of the temporary synagogue and a Socialist defense group came to the rescue of the Jews when the police failed to arrive.

A serious battle between the Nazis and the Socialists developed. Fifty arrests were made including members of both groups.

The police have inaugurated an energetic investigation of the occurrences.

The Nazis charge that shots were fired at them from the cafe. The Jews maintain, however, that their only role in the occurrence was that of self-defense with the assistance of neighbors. for Hitler’s failure to obtain control of the German government.

Municipal and central government officials, attired in official uniform, were in the throng which participated in the demonstration which included men and women of all ages.

Thousands of policemen were stationed throughout the city and particular vigilance was maintained at the synagogues.

The tension among the Jewish population is now somewhat allayed inasmuch as the Nazi rally series concluded yesterday.

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