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Koenigsberg Mob Drives Jews from Courthouse; Berlin Non-aryans Warned

All Jewish lawyers were driven out of court in Koenigsberg, Prussia, today, while Jewish lawyers in Berlin received the polite warning to refrain from appearing in courts here “for their own safety.”

The Koenigsberg manhunt for Jewish lawyers started in the court on the Hitlerplatz there. Crowds invaded the court building, shouting “Down with Jews!” and interrupted the court sessions. They demanded that all Jewish lawyers and judges leave immediately. Crowds soon collected in the courtroom and masses gathered outside. Non-Jewish lawyers and judges intervened and tried to pacify the mobs, but were unsuccessful.

Similar scenes also took place in other courts in Koenigsberg, Jewish lawyers being forced to flee from excited bloodthirsty mobs.