Berlin (Jul. 1)
Rumors of new “uprisings” and of retaliatory measures by Adolph Hitler and the forces loyal to him continued today to agitate the Berlin capital as the general population, only party aware of the dramatic developments yesterday, buzzed in a ferment of speculation over the implications of what had taken place.
Hitler himself, following the blood-bath given by him to his closest and most trusted followers of more than a decade, was definitely committed to the course of the conservative elements which he used in suppressing his radical followers.
Important leaders of the Nazi movement, including Col. Ernst Roehm, Hitler’s most intimate friend, and Edmund Heines, the Silesian Fehme murderer, long one of his staunchest supporters, were dead and disgraced. General Kurt von Schleicher, former Chancellor of Germany, and his wife were shot and killed while von Schleicher allegedly was resisting arrest as a conspirator with Roehm and an unnamed third person against the Hitler regime.
Julius Streicher, Nazi overlord of Franconia, publisher of Der Stuermer, and most vicious of all the Nazi anti-Semites, was reported under arrest. The report was denied at several sources of information and it was reliably learned tonight that Streicher was free.
JEWS IN NO WAY AFFECTED
The Jewish population in Berlin was in no way affected by the “uprising.” There were no repercussions involving the Jews and the Jewish question had not, today, been raised in connection with the “plot.”
While the developments did not affect the Jews, a new anti-Semitic economic movement continued to make headway in some of the provincial regions, such as Bernkastel. Residents of the communities there were circularized with leaflets denouncing as “traitors” any one buying in Jewish-owned stores and threatening such purchasers with publication of their names in a newspaper blacklist.
It was announced today that the scheme for so-called People’s Courts of summary judgment which was to have gone into effect tomorrow, has been postponed.
In a radio broadcast tonight, Minister of Propaganda Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels sought to intimidate conspirators planning further revolution. He warned that “those who conspire against the state may be sure that they are playing with their heads.”
The prime propagandist of the Third Reich described the situation as having been restored to normal with the storm troopers one hundred per cent behind Hitler and “the entire nation endorsing the Leader’s determined action.”
The country was swept today by official orders, statements and speeches of Premier Goering. Goebbels and General von Blomberg, head of the Reichswehr, hailing Hitler’s moves for the speedy restoration of order.
Von Blomberg declared that a state of emergency has been raised. Goering announced his intention of watching to see that the storm troopers do not reassemble in spite of their vacation order, threatening severe punishment for any attempts to convoke