last week’s developments. They had conducted their private discussion, while awaiting a train, on a platform of the Berlin elevated line. Secret police overheard them talking and took them into custody.
Dr. Hans Oppenhcimer, suspended official of the Wedding district of Berlin, who had been employed as an expert on Jewish affairs, it was revealed today has been a prisoner of the secret police for five days. The secret police notified his family today that Dr. Hans Oppenheimer was under arrest but did not disclose the reason.
The Ministry of the Interior had invited Oppenheimer to return to his former post, but when he arrived at the office to resume his work, he was arrested by the secret police.
A statement by the Reichsvertretung der Deutschen Juden, the all-German Jewish Representative Body, and the Union of Jewish Front Soldiers, only revealed that it had been impossible for Dr. Oppenheimer to resume his work on account of new obstacles raised by the Nazis.
A written appeal by the textile trade group of Aschaffenburg urged today that measures be taken throughout the country against Jewish textile representatives and commercial travelers.
The letter complained that many manufacturers are not heeding repeated requests for the replacement of Jewish representatives by “Aryans.”
The appeal was directed to the entire German clothing industry including the manufacturers of Nazi uniforms, and to the Nazi central offices asking that manufacturers be forced to engage “Aryans” only.
HITLER SUMMONS REICHSTAG
The Reichstag has been summoned to convene on Friday evening, probably in the Kroll Opera House, at which time Chancellor Hitler is expected to “go to the people” for approval of his acts in quelling the storm troop revolt and to review the developments of the last few turbulent weeks.
This is the first time since January 30 that the Reichstag, now composed exclusively of Nazis, has been convened. No legislative matters will be taken up and the body will be called on only to give its formal stamp of approval to the acts of the government.
The status of the storm troop army continued in doubt today. It is evident now that the storm troops will be reorganized into a far smaller organization than their full strength of 2,500,000, eliminating all doubtful elements in the Hitler army’s composition. A conference of storm troop leaders is expected to be held in the near future to consider ways and means of proceeding along this line.
The Stahlhelm, monarchistic organization of war veterans, whose status, theoretically, was as part of the storm troop army, was ordered on vacation today by their leader, Minister of Labor Franz Seldte.