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November 23, 1938
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The Nazis will wipe out the German Jews with “fire and sword” if foreign nations do not succeed in taking them out of the Reich, Das Schwarze Korps, organ of the Gestapo and Hitler’s elite guard, warned tonight. The paper asserted that rich Jews would be forced to support the poorer ones until all were destitute criminals, whereupon the State would be forced to exterminate the “Jewish underworld” just as “it eliminates all criminals.”

Meanwhile, it was reported from Vienna that two new concentration camps have been established at Marschegg and Mathausen. Wives of arrested Jews who visited them at Vienna’s Elisabeth Promenade Police Station reported that many had head bandages and showed other signs of injury.

Despite the fact that three Berlin synagogues remain virtually intact after the synagogue-burning campaign of two weeks ago, the Gestapo officially forbade services in them this weekend. The Propaganda Ministry denied that the German Government intended to interfere in Jewish religious life. The Palestine Office here reopened this afternoon.

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