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Jewish Community Building in Berlin Set Afire; Gasoline Used

West Berlin’s Lord Mayor Heinrich Albert assured the city’s Jewish community here today that the police will do everything in their power to apprehend the vandals who set fire yesterday to a building in the Jewish community complex which houses the offices here of the Allegemeine Wochenzeitung Der Juden, the Jewish weekly newspaper published in Dusseldorf.

The perpetrators of the arson set fire to the building by pouring gasoline on various parts of the structure. The fire brigade extinguished the flames before much damage was done. In his statement today on the incident, the Lord Mayor expressed “profound regret” over the crime and pledged speedy action by police.