Contrite Dentist Seeks to Flee the Holy Land
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Contrite Dentist Seeks to Flee the Holy Land

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Soon after the Nazis had assumed power in Germany, a certain Dr. Sachs, a German Jewish dentist who had become baptized, found that his practice had been ruined by the boycott against the Jews and that there was no chance for him to make a living. He therefore left Germany, reverted to Judaism and emigrated to Palestine, where he settled in the flourishing Jewish town of Rehoboth. Within a short time he had established a flourishing practice and was earning $350 a month.

Today Dr. Sachs announced that he would leave Palestine as soon as he finds a country willing to accept him. The decision reveals a curious story.


After he had established himself in Palestine, Dr. Sachs wrote a Jewish friend in Germany declaring he had a fine practice and everything was pleasant, save for the fact that he was compelled to live among the “dirty Jews.” He also informed his friend that he had many Arab friends and that he would like to form storm troops among them just as the Nazis had done in Germany.

The friend, who had, meanwhile, become a Zionist, turned the letter over to Zionist leaders of his acquaintance. The case was referred to Palestine and was turned over to the German Settlers Association, for action.

The dentist was called before the association and asked to explain the letter. He made no attempt to deny the charges and was advised to leave Palestine for his own interests.

His father, Professor Sachs, of Berlin, interceded in his behalf and offered to contribute a large sum to the Jewish National Fund if his son were excused the consequences of his childish prank.

The association took no action, however, and recently received a contrite letter from the dentist, acknowledging that the charges against him were true and asking only for time to arrange his affairs and secure a visa to some country willing to accept him.

It is significant that, although he is legally entitled to remain in Palestine, the action of the association being entirely unofficial, Dr. Sachs has made no attempt to appeal to the authorities.

After a year in Palestine Dr. Sachs, a victim of Nazi hatred, is once more looking for a permanent home.

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