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Danish Nazis Launch Campaign of Anti-semitic Vandalism; Defacing Statues of Jews

Emulating the early hooligan tactics of the Reich Nazis, anti-Semitic elements in Denmark have embarked on a campaign of destroying and defacing monuments and statues erected in honor of prominent Danish Jews, according to a report appearing today in the Copenhagen daily, Nationaltidende.

A few days ago, the paper states, the bust of the famous Danish novelist and poet, Meir Aaron Goldschmidt, author of “The Jew,” “Knights or Rabbis,” and other works who was made poet laureate of Denmark in 1875, was damaged by unknown vandals. The Nazi hoodlums also destroyed the seven-branched candelabra which adorned the base of the bust and replaced it with a swastika. The Nazi-controlled Danish paper, Faedrelandet, in commenting on the incident, states: “The fight against the Jews is rapidly developing all over the country, but the government does not yet understand the trend of events.” The article then suggests that the government remove from public places all sculptures or other monuments which honor Jews.