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Citizens of this city have just learned that tales of persecution of Jews in Germany are “absolutely false.” Dr. George Gyssling, new German vice consul here has so informed them.

“Professor Einstein would be perfectly welcome in Germany,” Dr. Gyssling stated. He added that “the few Jews who have met with violence in Germany have not been singled out because of their race but because they were Communist leaders and agitators.”

All this brought a vigorous denial from Joseph Jonah Cummins, publisher of the B’nai Brith Messenger. Speaking over Station KELW, Cummins reminded his listeners that Dr. Gyssling’s predecessor had also tried to make people here believe these statements.

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