Berlin (Aug. 6)
The Nazi Party has issued an order to all its members to make the month of August the bitterest in the history of the German Jews, it was learned here late last night.
The order specifies that an intensified anti-Jewish campaign is to be conducted right through to the end of August.
Minister of the Interior Wilhelm Frick, speaking at Essen yesterday, warned American Jews "not to think that the anti-German demonstrations in New York will assist their brethren in Germany."
"Such demonstrations," Minister Frick declared, "on the contrary will have the opposite effect."
Yesterday’s speech at Essen by Propaganda Minister Paul Joseph Goebbels, in which he stated that mixed marriages would be officially prohibited, was followed by many arrests throughout Germany, including Berlin, of Jews married to German women.
Many of those seized by the police have been civilly married longer than fifteen years.
Jews seen in the streets in the company of "Aryan" girls were also placed under arrest.
In an editorial in the Voelkischer Beobachter, chief organ of the Nazi Party, it is emphasized that the Goebbels speech at Essen is a declaration of a more vigorous war upon Jews and Catholics.
Other details in the renewed drive against the Jews, as they developed today, follow:
Newsstands throughout Berlin were forbidden to display any German-Jewish publications. The sale of Jewish papers from abroad was altogether prohibited.
Gladbeck become the first city in Germany to close its elementary schools entirely to Jews and also barred them from its swimming pools, tennis courts and other sports places, thus violating Germany’s Olympics promise not to discriminate against Jews in sport.
A more serious violation of the Olympics pledge was reported today from Wuertenberg, where Gretel Berkman, high jump champion of the city, was barred from the Olympics trials because of her race.
In Cologne, pictures are prominently displayed throughout the city with the inscription: "Who are these criminals?" The photos show "Aryans" snapped as they entered Jewish shops.
In Berlin, the windows of Jewish firms in Oliverplatz were smeared with anti-Semitic slogans. All Jews, including aged and children, were driven from the city playgrounds and park benches in the vicinity.