Nazis Arrest and Beat Jewish Relief Workers on ‘conspiracy’ Charges

Nazi storm troopers raided an apartment where some twenty Jewish leaders were discussing questions concerning relief work, and arrested all present on a charge of conspiracy. The entire group was forced into a cellar, where they were beaten and mistreated by the Nazis, who refused to listen to explanations of the purpose of the meeting.

Meanwhile, the families of the arrested men appealed to the political police, who intervened and ordered the release of the prisoners. One of the prisoners suffered a broken eardrum as the result of blows.

Siegbert Frankenstein, a merchant, was sentenced to six months in prison for asserting that 200 crippled Jews are still in the hospitals as a result of Nazi beatings.

Hermann Meyer, a Jewish merchant, was sentenced to one month in prison for stating that reports in the foreign press regarding torturing of Jews here, were correct, because he himself knew of Jews whose eyes had been gouged out by Nazis.

A detailed account of how Nazis murdered a Jewish dentist, Alfred Meyer, in Wuppertal-Barmen, is contained in a Berlin report to the Manchester Guardian.

His body was found at the Bever Valley dam, the paper says, with bullet wounds in the head and knife wounds in the chest. The body was sewn up in a sack, weighted with stones.

The Guardian correspondent states that the police know the identity of the murderers, but have not arrested them because they are Nazis. Such cases are still continuing in large numbers, the paper states, but they are more closely concealed.

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