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Graves of Rathenau’s Assassins As Ant Isemitic Shrines

June 6, 1923
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AntiSemites from all parts of Germany are making pilgrimages to Saalfeld where are the graves of the two assassins of Dr. Walter Rathenau, the Jewish Foreign Minister of Germany. The memory of Eischen and Kerns, both of whom committed suicide, is being held green by Jew-baiters who regard the assassins as martyrs. The graves are covered with floral wreaths, and postal cards are sold to the visiting anti-Semites making pilgrimages to the graves, the proceeds being devoted to the purchase of fresh flowers.

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