Sunday, February 28, 2021

Today -100: February 28, 1921: Of monstrous invasions, and pogroms

I haven’t been following the endless fights in New York over cable car rates, but in the latest Mayor John Hylan accuses Gov. Nathan Miller of aiding the “sack” of the city in a “monstrous invasion” of the city’s constitutional rights and its “heritage” of a five-cent fare.

In what is supposedly the first pogrom ever in Berlin, a bunch of high school and university students attack Jews in the Jewish part of town and the Ku’damm. Police pull some of the victims into trucks to protect them but otherwise don’t intervene to stop the beatings. This all follows right-wing (monarchist rather than fascist) victories in the Prussian state elections.

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