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Fascisti Plotted to Blow Up Frankfurt Sznagogue on Purim

March 22, 1923
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Bavarian Fascisti sought to conspire with the French troops at Mayence to blow up one of the richest synagogues in Frankfort-on-the Main, according to a report published in the Frankfurter Zeitung. The explosion which was frustrated was to have taken place last Purim.

Five of the Fascisti involved in the plot, members of the Bluecherbund have been arrested. They are charged with having approached Capt. Pomarade of the French forces at Mayence and to have asked that the French provide them with automobiles and hand grenades to execute the plot. They declared that the blowing up of the synagogue would give a signal for a general uprising against the German government. Capt. Promanade is said to have referred the conspirators to a special French agent and the entire matter was finally referred to the Mayence headquarters.

The French later, according to the Frankfurter Zeitung, decided not to share in the conspiracy and also forbade the Germans to execute it. Meanwhile, news of the conspiracy leaked out and a number of the ringleaders are in jail. The arrested men are: Alfons Bau Walter, Eberhardt, Adolph Metzer, Jacob Rullmann and Gustav Hielle.

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