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Savage Attck on Jews in Vienna

February 7, 1923
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A fiendish attack on the Jewish audience at a lecture in the Konzerthaus Saal took place last night, resulting in the injury of a large number of Jews, including many women, who were savagely trampled upon.

The assailants were members of the anti-Semitic “Hackenkreuz” society who broke into the hall as Professor Hirschfeld of Berlin was lecturing on “Sexual Crime”. The mob began by hurling stink-bombs, the suffocating fumes of which together with loads of ignited paper caused a panic. As the audience rushed to the exits, the hooligans tried to bloc their escape, many men and women being trampled. The number of more seriously injured is 18. Police arrived after most of the damage had been done. Twenty arrests were made but the majority are said to have been released shortly after.

Clashes also took place between “Hackenkreuzler” and workmen, in consequence of the laborers’ attack Sunday on General Ludendorf.

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