Foreigners must no longer be molested, even if they look like Jews, the police president (police chief) ordered today. The edict was issued because of recent incidents in which foreigners were insulted by Nazi storm troopers who mistook them for Jews, it was said.
At the same time Berlin school authorities were given special instructions to see to it that Nazi students showed proper respect for foreigners.
Last week, Professor Albert Lapowsky of the University of Chicago was struck in the face by a Berlin Nazi storm trooper who stepped out of the ranks and assaulted him when he failed to raise his arm in the Hitler salute during a parade.
The Nazi government has made every effort to attract foreigners, tourists and students to Germany, declaring that foreign Jews are welcome in both capacities. It was made clear, however, that this welcome does not apply to German Jews.
The Hitler regime also has been entangled in a number of diplomatic incidents involving assaults by Nazi zealots on foreigners, particularly those who appeared to be Jews.
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