Berlin (Mar. 22)
The official opening of the Reichstag has served to intensify still further the Nazirowdyism and Jewish disquiet in Berlin. A new feature was the Nazi attacks on Jewish bookshops, which has become quite general. In the Grenadierstrasse, the Jewish quarter of Berlin, Gonzers Bookshop was, on the same day, several times raided by Nazis, who entered the shop, upset the shelves and demanded that Hitler’s book, “Beim Kampf”, be displayed for sale. Subsequently, when Gonzer, the proprietor, pointed out that a number of the Nazis in the shop were actually carrying Hitler’s book, he was severely beaten for daring to touch Hitler’s book with his “polluted hands”. Gonzer was badly injured, though his life is not considered in danger.
At Pirmasens on Monday, the Epage Chain Stores were set on fire and badly damaged. Other shops had their windows smashed.
In connection with the various reports of violence, the Nazi Party announces that it will take the severest measures against members of the Party who will be proved to have taken part in the attacks. In view of the fact that agitation has in no way subsided in the Nazi press, this announcement has in no way relieved the Jewish anxiety throughout Germany.