Amsterdam (May. 19)
The desire of an orthodox German Jew to eat meat, made practically impossible in Germany by Nazi regulations against the use of orthodox slaughtering methods and the ban on importation of kosher meat for personal consumption, nearly cost the man his life, and necessitated his flight, with his family, to Holland, it was revealed here today. The family arrived yesterday from Duisburg, Germany.
The father of the family is in a serious condition in the hospital to which he was taken as soon as they crossed the border. His story was disclosed by members of the family.
He had recently visited Holland on a business trip and, returning to Duisburg, had taken a couple of kosher-killed chickens with him. Last Saturday, a gang of Nazis entered his home, dragged him out into the street and forced him to walk, in his nightclothes and barefoot to the Nazi dormitory on the Widdekinstrasse. There, some fifty Nazis received him, threw him upon a table, belabored him with revolver butts tnd threw him down a flight of stairs into the street. Semi-conscious from pain and shock, he managed to crawl to the home of a friend and took flight from Germany as soon as he could summon his family.
That political factors did not enter into the beating he received is evidenced by his passport, which bears an endorsement permitting him to cross the frontier. This endorsement is denied anyone politically involved or even suspected of being involved in politics.