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Emigre Groups Report to League on Saar Terror

September 25, 1935
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Citing names of persons and places, two memoranda on the terror in Germany were today submitted to the League of Nations by several German emigre organizations acting jointly.

One of the memoranda, dealing with the Nazi terror in the Saar, alleges that in violation of the Saar agreement, Jews in the territory are being persecuted by the Nazis.

Among the many instances enumerated by the memorandum is the case of Erich Oppenheimer, a Jewish merchant in Saarbruecken, who was arrested for “race violation,” paraded through the streets with his hands tied and then thrown into jail.

In another case, thirty Jewish bathers, including the Jewish merchant Kahn of Saarbruecken, were forced to leave the municipal bath of Deutschmuhlen.

The memorandum further alleges that Jewish firms are being boy-cotted, customers entering Jewish shops are photographed, and numerous other anti-Semitic manifestations are occurring frequently in Saarbruecken. Jews offering resistance are immediately arrested, the memorandum states.

“Under such circumstances,” the memorandum declares, “it is impossible to maintain that Germany is fulfilling its obligation as regards its duty to maintain equality of rights in the Saar.

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