Anti-jewish Demonstration Staged at International Spiritualist Conference in Britain
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Anti-jewish Demonstration Staged at International Spiritualist Conference in Britain

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An anti-Jewish demonstration was staged last night at a meeting of the International Spiritualist Conference which is being held here.

While a German Jew was reading a paper, two London residents who are former Sherman prisoners of war objected to a Jew “addressing the conference in behalf of the Sherman Reich.” The objectors, Kurt Wagner and Erwin Scholz, who also shouted “Down 1th the Jews,” explained that they had revived the German “Ostara” movement while in a prison camp in the United States. The movement was both anti-Jewish and antichristian during its pre-war existence.

Wagner and Scholz were ordered removed from the meeting. However, following in appeal, they were permitted to remain.

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