SALONICA (Feb. 5)
Severe anti-Semitic demonstrations broke out here today in connection with the local mayoralty elections. A heated election meeting was called by the EEE, new anti-Semitic, pro-Nazi party, which degenerated into a series of violent anti-Semitic attacks.
Following incendiary speeches by Greek Nazi leaders, the audience poured into the streets yelling, “Beat the Jews,” “Cut Their Throats” and “Burn the Dirty Jews.” Police charged the demonstrators and dispersed the crowd.
The National Union, which includes all the Greek anti-goverment parties, has decided not to pursue its tacties of last year in opposing the Jews directly on a national and religious platform and to abandon last year’s slogan of “The Christian List Against the Jewish List.”
The Union group has included two Jewish candidates in their list for election in the hope of capturing the large Jewish vote of Salonica. Even the Venizelists are appealing to the Jews not to “make the mistake of last year” and pleaded for support for the Liberai party of former Premier Venizelos.
The EEE candidate for mayor of Salonica is an illiterate shoemaker, who has already declared that the Jews of Salonica can expect no liberal treatment from him.