An editorial in the Detroiter Abend Post, local daily German newspaper, points to a reversal of this paper’s previous policy of neutrality on the issue of Nazism.
In an editorial entitled “Who soweth the wind . . .” the Detroit German paper attacks what it calls dual justice, stating that Jewish judges mete out light sentences to Jews and heavy ones to non-Jews.
The case commented on is that of Rabbi Bienenfeld and his son, who, the paper states, were treated with silk gloves by Magistrate Anna M. Kross. The Abend Post editorial declares that Magistrate Kross reprimanded the detectives for bringing the rabbi and his son to court in a patrol wagon rather than a taxicab.
The Abend Post warns that “who soweth the wind harvests the storm,” and by implication warns that eventually the innocent Jew will suffer with the guilty.
The Archive of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency includes articles published from 1923 to 2008. Archive stories reflect the journalistic standards and practices of the time they were published.