PHILADELPHIA (May. 11)
A flaming flare was attached to a home in South Philadelphia this week in a new manifestation of anti-Semitism in the area where Jewish children have been molested and beaten in recent months.
The flare, which was spiked to a door of a two-family residence, was accompanied by a message which contained the German words for “Jew,” “Black Dagger” and “Deutschland Uber Alles.” The hammering of the spike into the door awakened one of the occupants of the building and he extinguished the flare before it could cause damage.
Although neither family in the building is Jewish, it is known that one of the women living there is believed to be Jewish by a gang of young hoodlums who last month threatened her in violently anti-Semitic language when she objected to their parking in front of the house. The police and the Philadelphia Jewish Community Relations Council have apprehended the owners of the car involved in the earlier incident, but they deny responsibility for the flare attack.
A gang of 30 young hoodlums was rounded up recently after a series of attacks on Jewish boys in the Olney section of the city. They were arraigned in Municipal Court.