Nazi Vandals Desecrate Jewish Cemeteries

Desecration of Jewish cemeteries by bands of Nazi vandals today spread to Detmolde, in the province of Lippe.

There a gang of hoodlums raced through the Jewish cemetery, upsetting tombstones and leaving the cemetery a scene of destruction.

The same band also ransacked the synagogue on Friedrichstrasse, smashing doors, benches and candlesticks.

The police started an investigation, but no arrests have as yet been made.

In Nienburg-an-den-Salle, public authorities today ordered the removal of the Jewish cemetery which for generations had been situated in the center of the city. The authorities allege the cemetery is unhygienic and constitutes a public nuisance.

Warning Jews not to enter the city, the mayor of Chemnitz today threatened serious consequences to house-owners renting rooms to Jews.

In Barmen and Elberfeld pawnshops today refused to redeem tickets owned by Jews. They will have no further dealing with Jews, the “Aryan” pawnshop owners declared.

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