Jews of Worms Jailed in Reprisal for “slanders”

A large number of Jews have been arrested in Worms, the police announced officially, and taken to the concentration camp at Osthoffen. This measure, according to the explanations made by the police, became necessary in view of the provocative attitude of the Jews, exemplified in the insult of two Nazi storm troopers by Jews.

The police also instanced “degrading” remarks by Jews against the Nazi regime and declared that the arrests were reprisals against the report in a Strassburg paper that three hundred Jewish families had been taken to concentration camps and seriously mistreated..

The authorities refused to give the exact number of men arrested merely declaring “a large number.” At the same time a warning was issued that if the Jews did not behave more humbly, sharper measures would be taken.

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