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Sole Jewish Family in German Town Persecuted by Former Nazis, Home Defaced

British authorities are investigating an attack by anti-Semitic Germans against the only Jewish family remaining in the city of Rahden in the British zone.

According to the authorities the home of Richard Franck, a shopkeeper, who spent five years in Buchenwald, was daubed with large swastikas in tar, and a car outside the house was set afire.

The chief suspects are two former Nazis who are believed to have been responsible for Franck’s being sent to a concentration camp during the Nov. 9, 1938 pogroms.

A member of the Franck family said that the people of Rahden had been unfriendly since they returned. He said that the feeling against the Jews seems to be as bad as during Hitler days.