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Anti-nazi Activity to Be Punished by Death

August 2, 1935
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Activity against the Nazi party and its various subsidiary organizations will be punished by death as treason, it was disclosed today by Roland Freisler, state secretary for the Ministry of Justice.

Under Freisler’s plan, foreigners would also be liable to serious punishment for anti-Nazi activity. It is expected that the plan will be included in a forthcoming new penal code.

Meanwhile the anti-Jewish campaign throughout the country continued unabated. In Goslar, the City Council decided not to change the name of its Judenstrasse. Instead the council ordered erection of a sign reading, “This street recalls ancient times when Jews, tolerated as guests, were forced t# live only here.”

The Koenigsberg Zoo in Berlin, once a much-frequented meeting place for Jews, was barred to Jewish visitors today and a notice to that effect posted at the entrance.

Meanwhile, one death was reported as a result of the Kurfuerstendamm riot of July 16. Dr. Kloinfeld, a Jewish physician, died yesterday of injuries received at the hands of Nazis who dragged him from a cafe, beat him into unconsciousness and left him in the gutter.

Secret police officils denied that Werner Neumann, killed as “a peace disturber who attacked a secret policeman, “was Jewish.

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