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Anti-semitic Press Criticizes Graf Zeppelin’s Flight over Palestine

March 31, 1929
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Participation in the Purim celebration by the crew and passengers of the Graf Zeppelin as it flew over Palestine is termed an affront to the German people by the anti-Semitic Hakenkreuzler press today.

The action of those aboard the Graf Zeppelin in throwing confetti from the airship on the city of Tel Aviv while the Feast of Esther was being gaily celebrated, is especially to be condemned, the papers write, because in doing this they joined in the Jews’ celebration “of the killing of 10,000 Aryans.”

The Vienna “Tageszeitung” repeats the criticism against the Zeppelin crew. It further condemned newspaper correspondents aboard the Zeppelin who described the Palestine flight as “a tribute of the German people to Judea.”

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