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Do Not Sell to Jews, New Slogan Reported; Fear Death by Hunger

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The continuing course of the Nazi terror was indicated today by a Jewish refugee who has just crossed the frontier into Poland, an apparently trustworthy witness who told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency here that he himself yesterday witnessed the torture of three Jews by Nazis who invaded the Jewish quarter in Berlin known as the Kurfuerstendamm.

According to this refugee, the anti-Jewish boycott has taken a new turn, Nazis urging non-Jews not only to refrain from buying from Jews or in Jewish establishments, but from selling to Jews, even bakers being enlisted in the anti-selling boycott. Already, he added, thousands of Jews dismissed from their employment are starving.

From another informant, also a refugee, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learns that the raid in the Jewish quarter, the Grenadierstrasse, resulted not merely in the beating of more than several scores of Jews and the raiding of the Polish synagogue in that section, but that it developed into a pogrom, in which more than 300 were injured, scores of them dangerously, and more than one hundred were kidnapped, their whereabouts being still unknown. In addition several synagogues were demolished and the holy scrolls defiled.

Hundreds of Polish Jews with relatives in Germany are reported to be deeply concerned because their telegrams have not been answered, nor have they been receiving their customary letters.

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