Berlin (May. 18)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
German citizens of the Jewish faith are no longer required by the American immigration authorities to describe themselves on the forms of the shipping companies as Hebrew, the Central Union of German Citizens of the Jewish Faith states.
The Union intervened with the authorities to obtain the withdrawal of this regulation. Only in cases where the traveller cannot be properly described as a German, as, for instance, when he has not a complete command of the German language, will it be necessary to use the term, Hebrew.
The Central Union of German Citizens of the Jewish Faith has asked the shipping companies to issue a statement to this effect to their various agencies.