From official and Jewish sources came charges today of police laxity in dispersing the National Socialist hooligans who last week sought to prevent the performance of the Habimah players at the municipal theatre in Wurzburg. M. Racky, a Socialist member of the municipal council of Wurzburg, today accused the police of unnecessary delay both in removing the rioters and in confiscating the Hitlerite literature distributed by the Nazis.
The Central Association of German Citizens of the Jewish Faith and the Jewish community of Wurzburg have called a meeting to protest against insufficient police protection and to demand greater protection for Jewish citizens. M. Wolz, spokesman of the National Socialists in the council, assured Racky that the Nazis condemn anti-Semitic excesses but that the Habimah performances damage German national interests.
The mayor of Wurzburg, M. Loeffler, said that he had witnessed the disturbance in front of the theatre and saw 30 young Germans beating a Jew. The police officials have promised to investigate the charges of police laxity.
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