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Second Threat Sent Boycotter of Reich Music

September 25, 1934
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Harry Lieberman, manager of the Greeley Music Company, 398 Grand street, Brooklyn, yesterday informed police of the Bedford Avenue Precinct that he had received a second threat to bomb his store, if he did not buy German goods.

The letter contained a “last warning.” Three weeks ago a note was slipped under the door of the music store threatening damage to the premises if German goods were not purchased.

Lieberman said he was the first storekeeper in the Bedford district to stop buying German goods after the accession of Hitler. He said he had been active in enlisting other business men in the anti-Nazi boycott.


On two occasions, Lieberman said, his show-window was broken. Three weeks ago, he told police, two salesmen for a German musical instrument company tried to sell him German merchandise. He refused to buy it and noticed that the salesman looked angry as they left the premises.

A week later, he said, he received a call from an unidentified person who asked him to recall the breaking of his window and warned him to buy German goods lest the vandalism be repeated.

At this time he notified police, but no action was taken. Three weeks ago a note was slipped under the door of his store, threatening bombing if he did not buy German goods.

The latest letter, which was received yesterday morning, bore on the envelope a false return address. The letter was mailed in Brooklyn.

Police said they would investigate.

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