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Nazi Attacks on Jews Occur in Two German Towns; Damage Synagogue

February 14, 1933
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Nazi disturbances against Jews occurred in the towns of Kerfeld and Mannheim.

In Kerfeld the Nazis broke three stained glass windows of a synagogue, causing damage estimated at six thousand marks.

The police report that they discovered and nipped in the bud plans for attacks on the Jews on a large scale.

In Mannheim the Nazis disturbed a performance of Bernard Shaw’s latest play with Alexander Moissi in the leading role.

The Nazis threw stench bombs, fired automatic pistols and boohed during the performance, deriding Moissi in the mistaken belief that he is a Jew.

Alexander Moissi has been for a long period the object of Nazi attacks on the ground that he is a Jew which has repearedly been denied by the former, who at the same time expressed his friendship for the Jews.

No direct mention of the Jews was made by Chancellor Adolph Hitler in his address delivered before 15,000 partisans and carried throughout the country by a nationwide hook up.

He did, however, refer to the Jews indirectly in his discussion of the fashion in which the foreign element has penetrated into business, the press, the arts, theatre and the films.

Anouncing a campaign to fight Marxism and Marxists, which in the past have been used interchangeably by the Nazis for the words Judaism and Jew, Hitler mentioned by name Dr. Rudolf Hilferding, economist and politician and leader of the Social Democratic Party.

Hitler charged Dr. Hilferding with responsibility for the inflation. Dr. Hilferding, who was the editor of the Social-Democratic organ, “Vorwaerts” before the War, served as Minister of Finance in 1923 and 1928.

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