Paris (Mar. 22)
The “Pariser Haint”, a Yiddish daily published in Paris, reproduces a letter initialed by the writer, who had just arrived from Saxony. The author of the letter says, “What I saw for three days while visiting Chemnitz surpasses imagination. Twenty Jews were, without reason, murderously beaten, then carried off to an unknown spot, where they were kept for two days. Subsequently, several of them were released, after being forced to sign a declaration to the effect that they had been well treated.”
The author of the letter goes on to say, “Last Tuesday, other Jews were arrested, dragged through the streets, and compelled to sweep the streets, while surrounding Nazis beat them incessantly. Even greater ferocities were committed at Zwickau, near Chemnitz, where every Jew was arrested and the local Schochet, by the name of Glazer, had his beard set on fire; he died several days later in terrible agony.”
The Glazer referred to in the story has a son in Paris by the name of Mottel Glazer, who states that he has received no replies regarding his inquiries touching his father’s death, and that all his communications have remained unanswered.
The “Haint” also reports the experiences related to it by a refugee from Breslau, who tells that the Nazis dragged out a shoemaker by the name of Tenenbaum from his shop, tore his coat and braces from him, and compelled him to walk half-naked, holding his trousers with one hand, and a statuette of Hitler in the other. He was also chased through the main squares of the city and made to shout, “Hail Hitler”.
The refugee also declares that those Jews are fortunate who do not possess Jewish features; others are confined to their houses. He said that most of those who are able would have escaped by now, were it not that present restrictions make it impossible to take more than two-hundred marks ($50) with them. He adds that the Hitlerists are collecting money in the streets, playfully pretending it to be for the building of a road to Palestine.
Among prominent people attacked during the last day or so is a Chassidic rabbi, who has been dangerously injured and taken to the hospital, the J.T.A. learns.