Jacob Hernfreund, 20 years old, was arrested yesterday on the charge of having torn down and trampled upon the swastika banner which hung over Nazi headquarters in the Branden-burgischestrasse. Althought he was supposed to have torn down the flag in broad daylight, workmen on a neighboring building project denied they had witnessed the act and, in fact, denied that it had occurred.
Meanwhile Hernfreund’s place of detention and fate remain unknown. Hitler’s Voelkische Beobachter explains that the workmen on the building are socialists and naturally being glad that the flag was torn down by a Jew, therefore denied that the incident took place.
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