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Police Protect Goebbels Party

June 14, 1934
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Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Minister of Propaganda, arrived here this afternoon by airplane to deliver at the University of Warsaw a lecture on the aims and purposes of the National Socialist movement. Goebbels was accompanied by a party of German officials and Nazi journalists. The entire party was heavily guarded by Polish police because of the storm of protest and indignation which the announcement of the visit had aroused.

Precautions taken by the police against disorders attendant on demonstrations against the visit of Hitler’s aide included the closing of the public parks. Labor organizations attempting to distribute anti-Hitler proclamations in the streets of Warsaw found themselves prevented from doing so by the police, who rushed all distributors of the leaflets off the streets.

Headquarters of the labor organizations and of the Jewish youth groups, including the Zionist youth organization, were occupied by police guards to prevent any massing of groups for demonstrations.

Protests against the appearance of Goebbels, nevertheless, took many forms. The League for the Rights of Man made public a resolution against the visit of Goebbels “at a time when the Hitler movement here is raising its head in imitation of the German example.”


Jewish intellectuals who had been sent cards of admission to the lecture followed the example of Jewish newspapermen in re-

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