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Swastika Dauber Apologizes to South African Rabbi

January 8, 1960
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A man who admitted painting swastikas on the walls of the synagogue in Mulzenberg, Cape Province, called on the rabbi and apologized for his action, the rabbi disclosed today.

Rabbi Jacob Weinberg said the man first telephoned him to apologize. He invited the man to come to his home to discuss the matter. “After bearing his story, ” the rabbi said, “I decided to say nothing further until I consult my committee.”

Newspapers, including organs of the Nationalist Government, in editorials today condemned the anti-Jewish excesses in this country. Die Vaderiand, leading Afrikaans daily, said today that the South African Jewish community can be assured that there is “not the slightest danger of any anti-Jewish campaign of any significance here.”

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