Jewish Merchant Denies Persecution

“I find no personal persecution of Jews in Germany,” declared Martin Cohn, Berlin wholesale merchant, upon his arrival here Friday on the Hamburg. Mr. Cohn, one of ninety-four tourists arriving here for a two weeks’ visit, laughed when a reporter asked if he were a Nazi. He said “Of course not. I’m a Jew.”

The Berlin wholesaler, like other tourists, refused to discuss Hitler or Nazi activities. When questioned upon these subjects, Mrs. Cohn spoke rapidly to her husband in German and he became silent.

“Business,” he said, “was very bad in Germany. We’ve had a good time on the ship, enjoying all social activities. I find no personal hatred of us because of our Jewish blood.”

Other Jews abroad were Ernest Landsberger and Rudolph Treuenfeis, of Breslau, and Alfred Leib-fried, of Stuttgart.

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