Mannheim, Ger. (Jun. 24)
The closing down of the Bernhard Kahn Reading Room was resolved upon here by the authorities today when they transformed the Mannheim people’s academy into a German school.
The Reading Room was established in 1927 by Otto Kahn, New York banker, who maintained it in memory of his father. Otto Kahn was born in this city.
Nazi educators now decline to accept further subsidy from the American banker and have ordered the Reading Room shut up.
When informed of the closing of the Reading Room in Mannheim by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in New York yesterday, Otto Kahn, through his secretary, said that it was news to him, and declined to make any statement.