Anti-semitic Conference in Austria Asks for Referendum on Jewish Question

A referendum on the Jewish question in Austria was the demand made by the conference of the Hakenkruezlers, which is now taking place in the city of Salzburg. The conference adopted a number of resolutions hearing on the Jewish question, among them the following:

1. That the right of foreign Jews to reside in Austria should be limited to only fourteen days, once a year; exceptions to be made only to those Jewish merchants, who are registered as such, and that, only after they have submitted sufficient proof that their stay in Austria is necessary.

2. That the Austrian Government should revise all permits for residence which have been issued to foreign Jews until now; and should also revise all citizenship papers granted to Jews on the basis of the Versailles Treaty, which gave to Austrian residents, whose origin was in those states which were separated from Austria, the right to apply for Austrian citizenship. The demand is made that those Jews who violate the new laws, should they be enacted, should be interned and put to hard labor for the Austrian state.

3. That Austrian Jews should be deprived of the right to vote in both Parliamentary and local elections.

4. That separate schools be established for the Jewish children in order to prevent their influence upon the Christian pupils.

5. That an investigation should be started for the purpose of finding out how certain Jews accumulated their wealth in recent years, and that a high income tax should be collected from them.

A special resolution of the conference urges the Executive Committee of the Hakenkreuzler organization to take steps for the purpose of convening, not later than May, 1926, a world conference of anti-Semitic organizations. By this date, the resolution expresses the hope, all anti-Semitic organizations will be united in one universal union.

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