BERLIN (Nov. 13)
Anti-Jewish attacks by Nazi newspapers in connection with the forthcoming trial in Switzerland of David Frankfurter, Yugoslavian Jewish medical student, for the murder of Wilhelm Gustloff, Nazi agent, prompted Jewish organizations today to defensive action.
The executive of the Berlin Jewish Community, reflecting anxiety over the propaganda campaign, ordered statements read from pulpits of all synagogues in the city tonight expressing abhorrence at assassination as contrary to Jewish teachings.
The C.-V. Zeitung, organ of the Central Union of Jews in Germany reiterated the organization’s denunciation of the Gustloff slaying voiced last February.
Attacking the French League to Combat Anti-Semitism for intervening in the case, the paper declared it was harmful to Jewish interests “when certain parties wish to utilize the trial,” adding that “they deserve the condemnation of all.”
Chancellor Hitler’s Voelkischer Beobachter, continuing a campaign against the Jews in connection with the trial, published a caricature of Frankfurter with the statement, “world Jewry is marching to the trial for the purpose of converting it into a grand attack on the Third Reich.”