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Anti-jewish Drive “just Begun,” Nazis Declare; Cafes Raided Again

June 17, 1938
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Nazi circles revealed today that the reintensified anti-Jewish drive “has only just begun” after a new series of cafe raids in Berlin had raised the total Jewish arrests in a four-day nation-wide drive to an estimated 2,000 or more. Jewish shops in Berlin’s East End closed down as sporadic boycotts broke out anew, with Nazis plastering the windows with anti-Jewish slogans.

Last Night’s cafe raids were carried out on the Kurfuerstendamm, in the neighborhood of the scene of the raids two weeks ago in which more than 300 Jews were arrested. Among the places visited by the police were Trump’s, one of the most popular cafes in the city, where half a dozen Jews were picked up, and also the Meudtner Cafe. Storm troopers entered two theatres, switched on the lights and ordered Jews to leave.

Officials at the Alexanderplatz central police headquarters would reveal no information about the number arrested or their fate. An official replied to an inquirer: “Your friend will be released in three days or his family will be notified at the end of that period about the disposition of the case.”

Meanwhile, the Gestapo suspended indefinitely the newspaper Das Juedische Volksblatt, organ of the German Zionist-Revisionists, which was founded by Georg Kareski, former Government-appointed head of the Jewish Culture League, who is now in Palestine.

A Cologne provincial court added to the growing list of decisions putting Jewish tenants at the mercy of black-balling “Aryan” neighbors by ruling that an “Aryan” was within his rights in breaking a lease when he discovered that another flat of the building was leased to a Jew.

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