Nazis Attack and Kidnap Polish Dentists in Berlin; Friends Fear for Lives
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Nazis Attack and Kidnap Polish Dentists in Berlin; Friends Fear for Lives

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The disappearance of two Jewish dentists, both of whom are Polish citizens, has caused consternation in foreign circles in Berlin, because it is now feared that even foreigners are unsafe from kidnapings at the hands of uniformed Nazi storm troopers.

The two dentists were Dr. Julius and Dr. Otto Blachalts, both well known in Berlin, and having a reputation as leaders in their profession.

Yesterday they were surprised in their homes by storm troopers who, after maltreating them, carried them off to an unknown place. It is believed that they are being forcibly detained at present in some Nazi secret cellar.

The reason for their kidnaping is said to be that the abductors suspected their assistants, even though the latter were members of the Nazi party without their employers being aware of this fact. It is said that a quarrel arose in regard to the matter of the assistants working for Jews, resulting eventually in the kidnaping.

The Polish consul here has taken the matter up with the German authorities.

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