Berlin (Mar. 15)
According to the "Voelkischer Beobachter", Police President Himmler, newly-appointed at Munich, declared in an interview with its representative that "the state protects all citizens. It is regrettable that such protection is frequently only possible by the arrest of persons—frequently of the Jewish faith—whose behavior towards Nationalist Germany has exposed them to the people’s rage." He added, says the "Beobachter", "If police measures were not taken in time, and such people placed under arrest, they might suffer the gravest consequences."
The "Voelkischer Beobachter", the Nazi organ, which has become one of the main sources of Nazi activities respecting Jews, further reports that the chief editor of the "Meunchener Illustrierte Press", whom it describes as a Hungarian Jew by the name of Lorano, has been arrested. It also gives details of the arrest of the Jewish director of the Munich Variety Theatre, Falkenberg, who, it alleges, was arrested on suspicion of being a Bolshevist contact man.
The "Beobachter" adds that Geller and Fischer, co-directors of Falkenberg, had already managed to escape to Carlsbad and Prague respectively.
Among the other items of Jewish interest reported in the "Beobachter" is the notice of dismissal given to the chief engineer of the Federal Radio Station, Dr. Schaeffer, who is a Jew. The "Beobachter" expresses indigna-that a Jew should have been allowed to supervise all the technical arrangements of the radio throughout Germany.
Of particular significance is the "Beobachter’s" announcement that the Austrian authorities on the Austro-German frontier had arrested a number of Jews in connection with the increased control over the movements of political refugees from Germany.