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Austria Jews Alarmed by Hatred Drive

The wild anti-Semitic propaganda campaign now in full swing all over Austria has alarmed the Jews of that country and makes certain that they will spend an unhappy, troubled Passover, Die Stimme, organ of the Austrian Zionists, declared today.

The paper pointed out that the propaganda campaign is directly contrary to the assurances given by the Dollfuss regime that no anti-Semitic measures were contemplated by the Austrian government.

Die Stimme maintains that the anti-Jewish campaign is an attempt by the government parties to induce the Jews to give up political and citizenship equality through blackmail.

Die Neue Welt, Revisionist Zionist paper edited by Robert Stricker, declared that the Austrian Jewish leaders had attempted to confer with government officials on the declaration of Prince von Starhemberg, leader of the Fascist Heimwehr on “worthy Jews,” but that their efforts were unsuccessful.

In the course of an interview with American newspapermen on March 23, Prince von Starhemberg said that the Jewish problem in Austria could not be solved through force. He characterized numerous clausus as “spiritual terror” and declared that “worthy Jews should be maintained in the Austrian state.”

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