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Increased Violence Against Jews by Nazis Feared if Reichstag is Dissolved

September 12, 1932
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An increased Nazi propaganda against the Jews coupled with a growth of acts of violence against the Jewish populace is feared if the Reichstag is dissolved on Thursday as now appears probable.

In the sixty day interim before new elections can be held in accordance with the constitution, the Jews may be the victims.

Should the new elections be held a sharp decline in the votes received by the Nazis is forecast in some circles where a loss of 50 seats by the Nazis is predicted.

This loss will be brought about because of the dwindling Nazi funds for propaganda. The large industrialists and landowners, who were the chief financial supporters of Adolph Hitler, enabling him to carry out his lavish expenditures for propaganda in previous elections, have now turned to Chancellor Franz von Papen, leaving the Nazi coffers depleted, it is pointed out.

The Nazis, it is indicated, will make mass appeals against the Jews as a last resort in order to keep the ranks of their followers closed.

Reports of a split between Chancellor von Papen and Minister of Defense General Kurt von Schleicher because the latter opposes the dissolution of the Reichstag believing that the Nazi vote will not decrease through a new election, were denied today to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency by well informed circles.

In these circles, it is pointed out moreover, that a coalition between General von Schleicher, former Chancellor Heinrich Bruening, head of the Centre Party and Gregor Strasser, Nazi leader, is most unlikely.

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