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Jews Accused by Hitlerist Press of Hiring Communists to Assassinate Hitlerists: Count Helldorf Takes

February 6, 1932
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All the Nazi papers have come out to-day, as if by agreement, with an allegation that all the cases of Nazis who have been killed recently by Communists in various parts of the country are inspired by the Jews, who pay the Communists big sums of money to clear Hitlerists out of the way by violence, thinking that this will put off the Hitlerist accession to power, and save the Jews from their fate.

Count Helldorf, the leader of the Hitlerist Storm Troops in Berlin, whose appeal is now being heard against the sentence of imprisonment passed on him for his part in the anti-Jewish excesses last Rosh Hashanah, took advantage of his bail to address a Nazi meeting in Berlin to-day, at which he, too, made this accusation. The cursed Jewish curs, he said, are the wire-pullers behind all the murders of Nazis.

The Central Union of German Citizens of Jewish Faith has received a threatening letter in which the anonymous writer says: You get a thousand marks for each murdered Nazi from the Jewish capitalists and this money you pass on to the Communists who render payment for each thousand Marks by killing a Nazi.

The Central Union has issued an appeal to-day to non-Jewish citizens not to stand by indifferently while the Nazi bullets start to fly”, the statement says,” it will not be only Jews who will be hit”.

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