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Nazi Papers Warn Jews Against Playing Up Gustloff Trial

Nazi newspapers today warned Jews abroad against attempting to convert the forthcoming trial in Switzerland of David Frankfurter for the slaying of the Nazi agent, Wilhelm Gustloff, last February into an anti-Nazi demonstration. The warning cautioned that such a demonstration would “do no good” to the German Jews.

The Voelkischer Beobachter, Chancellor Adolf Hitler’s paper, declared that Propaganda Minister Paul Joseph Goebbels’ recent warning to Jews was a hint to Jewish organizations abroad not to engage in anti-German agitation during the trial. Dr. Goebbels, speaking at the Sports-palast in connection with the tenth anniversary celebration of the Berlin Nazi Party, had warned of new repressive measures against Jews “should they become fresh.”