Kurt Hiller, well-known Jewish journalist who was arrested in the early days of the Nazi regime, imprisoned in a concentration camp, released and subsequently rearrested in August by the Gestapo, terroristic Nazi secret police organization, is in a critical condition, according to a special article in The Manchester Guardian.
Hiller is reported as suffering from wounds received from beatings at the hands of the terrorists. It is alleged that steel rods were used on his body.
The article discloses that the Gestapo maintains a special prison in Columbia Strasse, Berlin, formerly a military prison. About twenty Jews are behind its bars. During the recent Jewish High Holidays they were ordered into the courtyard of the prison and obliged to mumble Hebrew prayers amid Nazi jeers.
According to the correspondent of The Guardian, flogging is the lightest form of torture. Other forms of torture are practiced, he writes, which are the exclusive invention of the Hitlerite government officials.
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