Communists remained unconscious for days. The Austrian press, however, has not published a list of the victims.
Similar stories are arriving from Prague which has become a haven for refugees from German prisons. A refugee who reached Prague yesterday reports that Alfred Apfel, who was arrested soon after the burning of the Reichstag building, has died as a result of torture, and that another lawyer was so terribly beaten about the face that he is unrecognizable. Alfred Apfel, it will be recalled, was the President of the Zionist Organization in Berlin. The sole cause of his arrest was reported to be the fact that he had appeared, in a professional capacity, in defense of a Communist prisoner.