LONDON (Jan. 21)
The recrudescence of “Boeller outrages” in Vienna is reminiscent of the days of pre-Nazi political warfare, says the Budapest correspondent of the Daily Telegraph. Boeller, an Austrian specialty, is something between a large firecracker and a small bomb. It can cause considerable damage.
The outrages are mainly directed against “Aryanized” shops taken over by Nazis from Jews. The new proprietors not only have paid not a farthing to the Jews, but have no money to pay the wholesaler because of the demand by members of the party for credit. They also raise prices.
This is illegal, even according to Nazi laws, but the illegalities continue to flourish and they have promoted turmoil in the business world. Baldur von Schirach, leader of the Hitler Youth, has unsuccessfully tried to remove the scandal. Now outraged shopkeepers, anti-Nazis and sacked assistants spend part of the bights “Boellering,” according to the report.
Meanwhile, repeated requests addressed by the Jewish Communal Board in Vienna to the Nazi authorities for the allotment to Jews of material for shrouds for the burial of the dead have fallen on deal ears, The Jewish Chronicle reports. The Nazi authorities declined to issue Jews any ration cards for materials. The Jewish burial authorities have therefore been obliged to decide that the Jewish dead must be buried in their own shirts.