Pressure on Jews Renewed in Berlin; Raids in Other Cities
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Pressure on Jews Renewed in Berlin; Raids in Other Cities

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From authoritative sources, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today learned that a new wave of anti-Semitism expressing itself in physical violence, arrests and a renewal of the economic boycott, has broken out in Germany.

Even in Berlin Jews are again disappearing under mysterious circumstances. They are being taken from their homes, not by uniformed Nazis, as has been the case previously, but by the police. Many of those who have been placed under arrest have not since been seen. The victims include many aged men and women.

Beginning this week a special department has been established by the secret police headquarters for dealing solely with the cases of Jews.

Last week the School of Jewish Youth, whose activities are under the direction of the Youth Association and which is supported by the Jewish organizations, was raided. One hundred students were arrested, taken to the Elsasser Strasse police station and subjected to an all-night interrogation. The ages of the arrested students range from 18 to 20. They were not mistreated and were released early the same morning.


A well-known Jewish physician of Berlin was stopped by the Nazis while driving on the Kurfucrstendam without being given an explanation. He was carried off to a Nazi cellar and placed in adjoining cells. The physician was beaten and his friend’s wife was compelled to scrape off her manicured nails with a knife which the Nazis thrust into her hand. The Nazis painted her face with lipstick, shouting abuse at her. When they were finally released they saw on approaching their home, lights in the windows. Suspecting a raid, they telephoned their house from the home of a neighbor and were told by a stranger that the occupants were not at home. Their neighbor, an aged Jew, volunteered to enter the house and see who was there, but he never returned and there is no indication as to what happened to him.

Feeling responsible for the fate of the old man, the husband and wife went to the police station to obtain what information they could, but they too have since disappeared.


A Berlin Jew, who was taken from his home last week was subsequently found dead in prison. His family received two death certificates, one stating that he had died of pneumonia and the other that he died of hunger.

In a township in the province of Hesse, a Jew who was threatened by the Nazis lost his temper and said something violent about them. On the following day, which happened to be Rosh Hashonah, the

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