Anti-jewish Rally in German Town Prohibited by Higher Nazi Officials

An anti-Jewish demonstration and mass meeting was prohibited by the authorities in the city of Fulda, in Hesse, today. The authorities also ordered the immediate removal of anti-Jewish posters from Nazi stores and banned the distribution of leaflets attacking trade with Jews.

The demonstration started at noon with a demand for the closing of the Jewish-owned one-price stores. A parade, consisting of non-Jewish storekeepers and their employees, marched through the streets of the city to the meeting which had been organized by the Citizens’ League.

As soon as the meeting opened, however, a representative of the Reich’s ministry of Economics declared from the platform that he had come to Fulda expressly to prevent a campaign against Jewish trade and to prohibit the meeting in the name of the Hesse state authorities.

Referring to the order of Dr. Kurt Schmitt, Minister of Economics, ordering cessation of the anti-Jewish boycott, the speaker warned that Germany was facing a hard winter and that it was necessary in the interests of the country to cause as little unemployment as possible.

The local Nazi leader thereupon closed the meeting and ordered the assembly to disperse.

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