Nazis Hold Two Jews As Hostages for Conduct of Their Relatives Abroad

Two prominent Jews, one the leader of the Jewish community in Bremen, and the other well-known in Hamburg, were arrested by the Nazi political police today for questioning on the charge that anti-German propaganda allegedly is being conducted by their relatives abroad. The police declined to mention the names of the two men.

Der Angriff reported today that the man arrested in Bremen was the head of the Jewish community organization there. He was accused of helping his brother, who now lives in Paris, conduct anti-German agitation in France. Confiscation of his private correspondence by Nazi authorities gave the political police information which led them to arrest him, Der Angriff reported.

The Hamburg Jew, who is a prominent merchant in that city, was also arrested on vague charges. It is believed that both men were taken as hostages in order to prevent their relatives abroad from participating in further alleged anti-German activities.

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