London (Mar. 13)
Despite the lull in the attack on Jewish businesses following the publication of Hitler’s order, there is no cessation in the acts of violence against individual Jews.
At Kiel, Wilhelm Spieger, a Jewish lawyer and a Socialist candidate at the Municipal elections, was shot dead by two men, who pretended to be police officers. They knocked at his door demanding that he open it in the name of the law. As soon as Spieger opened the door, they fired at him, killing him instantly and escaping.
Today’s London “Times” which features the prevalence of violence in Germany, describes the case of a well known Jewish lawyer in Munich who complained to the police of Nazi interference with Jewish stores. The Nazis thereupon attacked him, cut off his trousers above the knees, and compelled him to parade the streets with a placard inscribed “Never Again Complain to the Police”.
Similar stories are reaching here from Vienna. Today’s Austrian press vividly describes the inhuman torture of Jews who have been imprisoned in the German military fortress of Spandau. The Austrian newspapers reproduce the details given to them by refugees from Germany who have left the country after being released from Spandau, which had previously been reserved only for prisoners of high rank.
They tell that on being brought into Spandau, the Nazis greet every new group of arrivals with the question whether they are Jews. If the reply is in the affirmative, the victim is forced to lie down on the floor and his body is stamped and kicked, until he is unconscious. They tell of cases in which the victims, Communists and non-