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Jewish Rag-picker Arrested, Released, on Hitler Conspiracy Charge

May 1, 1923
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The arrest and release of a Munich rag-picker named Kupfer held on suspicion that he offered three million marks for the assassination of Adolph Hitler, the Fascisti leader, is causing widespread comment in the entire press.

Reports of Kupfer’s arrest were featured prominently by the “Volkischer Beobachter”, an organ of the Hitler forces, which boasted that the conspiracy to remove the Bavarian Facsisti leader had thus come to light.

The arrest yesterday of a Bavarian named Reder on charge or blackmail, followed by the release of Kupfer is receiving less attention in the reactionary press. Police say it has been established that the charges were preferred by Reder who, it is asserted, had reason for seeking to revenge himself on Kupfer.

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