Tear and Gas Bombing Attacks on Jewish Warehouses in Germany
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Tear and Gas Bombing Attacks on Jewish Warehouses in Germany

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Tear and gas bombing attacks upon warehouses and other places of business owned by Jews were reported yesterday in Giessen, Mainz, Darmstadt, Worms and other towns.

The attacks are believed to be part of a premeditated plan worked out by Central Nazi headquarters.

In Giessen, tear bombs were thrown into three warehouses owned by Jews during the busiest trading hours. A member of the Nazi Storm Troops, Wenzel, was arrested by the police and confessed the act, explaining that it was done to damage the interests of the Jews.

Gas bombs were thrown into Jewish warehouses owned by Jews in Mainz, causing panic.

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