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Captain Eckener, Pilot of Z. R. 3, Attacked Because of Jewish Origin

March 2, 1926
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Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service

Captain Eckener, who flew the Z. R. 3 across to the United States in October, 1924, was attacked in front of his hotel, in Hanover, according to a report received here.

Nationalist students who attacked him, said that they did not want him to take part in the Zeppelin Day celebrations, for which he had come to Hanover, because he was of Jewish origin and a contributor to the Jewish paper, ” Frankfurter Zeitung.” At the celebrations, however, Captain Eckener was given a tumultuous welcome.

The German anti-Semitic Press at the time when the Z. R. 3 was attracting world-wide attention, was extremely annoyed with both Captain Eckener and with the builder of the Z. R. 3, Dr. Karl Arnstein, because of their Jewish origin, the “Deutsche Zeitung” even suggesting that Dr. Arnstein was not completely a Jew, his father having been a German Bohemian Jew and his mother a German Catholic.


Three of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in the United States, situated in New York City, are uncared for, covered with accumulating dust and rubbish, according to James Allman, a former newspaper man, reported in the New York “World” of yesterday.

The cemeteries are located at Chatham Square, 11th Street and Sixth Avenue, and at 21st Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.

“It is surprising the Hebrew people do not take more interest in the preservation of historic sites connected with the earliest periods of Hebrew settlement and colonization.

“Downtown, lost amid the crisscross confusion of dirty and noisy thoroughfares, in the oldest part of Manhattan, there exists a cemetery older than that of Trinity in fact, its establishment dates from a period prior to the British occupation of Manhattan and before it became known as New York,” Mr. Allman declared.

“This old cemetery, which should be sacredly and carefully inclosed and preserved, not only as the resting place of many of New York’s earliest pioneers but even as an antiquarian curiosity, is neglected under accumulated refuse and debris, among tall, unsightly factories and dilapidated tenement houses,” he said.

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