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SANDBERC TO LOEB
To Jacob M. Loeb:
You are one of the Jews sore at
Georgia for the way they hanged Leo
Frank and called him a damned Jew
there in Atlanta.
And you're talking a lot about lib
erty and the rights of school chil
dren. You came from Kovno in Russia
and you ought to know some thing
And how school boards, police
boards, military boards and czars
have gone on year after year,
To choke the Jews from having
societies, organizations, labor unions,
Shoving bayonets into the faces of
the Jews and driving them to the
You know what I mean. You know
these European cities where they
call the Jews a despised race;
And anybody who spits in a Jew's
face is not touched by the police.
D'ye get me? I'm reminding you
what you already know.
You're the man who is leading the
school board fight on the Teachers'
And you forget, your memory slips,
your heart doesn't picture
How you and your fathers were
spit upon in the face,
And now the soldiers and police
misused your women
Just because they were Jews, and
Anybody could get away with
what they did to a Jew woman or a
And now you, a Jew, stand up here
in Chicago and act proud
Because you have in effect spit in
the faces of Chicago women, accus
ed them, belittled them.
First you tried to cut their wages,
back there in May, a seven and a
half per cent cut,
And now you're going to make it a
law that teachers can't have a labor
And they got to take what you and
Hothman and Myer Stein hand 'em.
I don't think you'll get away with
Sam Gompers, an English Jew, will
speak tonight at the Auditorium,
And Jacob LeBosky and Sam Al
schuler and other Jews in this town
Are against the game of shackling
the teachers and repeating Kovno
and Kiev and Odessa here in Chicago.
In fact, five hundred Jews are al
ready in revolt at your Kovno trick
Of slamming the door on free
speech at the Hebrew Institute.
These five hundred are the real
blood of the Jew race
That give it a clean flame of hero
ism. You belong with the trash of his
tory, the oppressors and the killjoys.
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