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Boycott, Disorders in Danzing Follow Extension of Nazi Rule

October 25, 1937
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A VIOLENT ANTI-JEWISH BOYCOTT CAMPAIGN ACCOMPANIED BY DISORDERS IN WHICH EIGHTEEN JEWS WERE BEATEN WAS THE FIRST FRUIT TODAY OF COMPLETE NAZI DOMINATION OVER DANZIG.

THE JEWISH TELEGRAPHIC AGENCY CORRESPONDENT IN THE FREE CITY REPORTED THAT NAZIS AND SCHOOL PUPILS PICKETED JEWISH SHOPS, BREAKING THE WINDOWS OF VIRTUALLY ALL OF THEM AND DEMOLISHING MANY. THE JEWISH POPULATION WAS IN STATE OF PANIC.

GROUPS OF STORM TROOPERS AND HITLER YOUTHS RAN WILD THROUGH THE STREETS, THE HAVAS NEWS AGENCY REPORTED FROM DANZIG. JEWISH TRADESMEN SHUT THEIR ESTABLISHMENTS AND BARRED THEM WITH IRON. MEANWHILE THE FREE CITY POLICE REMAINED PASSIVE, MAKING NO EFFORT TO CURB THE ZEAL OF THE NAZIS.

THE MARKET OPENED FOR THE FIRST TIME WITHOUT THE PARTICIPATION OF JEWISH TRADERS, WHOSE HABITUAL STATIONS HAD BEEN DECORATED WITH SWASTIKAS. IT WAS STATED A BOYCOTT OF JEWISH LAWYERS AND DOCTORS WOULD BE ORGANIZED THROUGHOUT THE FREE CITY’S TERRITORY IN A FEW DAYS. HOWEVER, THE NAZI NEWSPAPER VORPOSTEN DECLARED THE NAZI PARTY WOULD NOT TAKE PART IN SUCH A BOYCOTT, WHICH IT SHARPLY CRITICIZED.

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