Pogroms in Berlin Likely, Manchester Guardian Says; to ‘throw Jews to Wolves’
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Pogroms in Berlin Likely, Manchester Guardian Says; to ‘throw Jews to Wolves’

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Pogroms against the Jews in Berlin are forecast in today’s Manchester Guardian, noted liberal paper, by a correspondent of “authority and detachment”, following a private inquiry as to present conditions in Germany, made by the paper.

“Hitler became moderate in all things except the Jews, about whom he still speaks with foaming mouth,” the correspondent declares. “Perhaps with the throwing of the Jews to the wolves, Hitler will tide over the rough winter.”

Speculating upon what will happen if pogroms upon the Jews actually occur, the correspondent discards the pessimistic view current that the world powers will not intervene as they did not intervene when the Armenians were massacred by the Turks, but maintains that the position in Germany is different. Germany is not in Asia, but in Central Europe, the Jewish coreligionists abroad will protest, and the powers will be forced to intervene, the Guardian correspondent states.

Negotiations between the Jewish leaders and the Nazi chiefs have as yet not occurred, the Guardian correspondent states, but some Jews believe such a conference is unavoidable in the long run.

Describing the Jewish isolation, the fear of the Jews to appear in the streets after ten in the evening, and the fact that they never go to theatres or lectures, the correspondent tells of the tragedy of the Jewish children in Germany, revealing that at the beginning of this month, Nazis entered Jewish religious classes and beat a teacher and several pupils. Later one of the pupils died as a result of the beatings.

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