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Defeat Bill to Seize Jewish Property

A bill to confiscate the property of East European Jews domiciled in Germany was brought to a vote in the Reichstag today and was defeated by an overwhelming majority.

The bill was sponsored by the anti-Semitic National Socialist Party and called for the confiscation of the properties of “bank magnates, stock exchange members and Eastern Jews.” The vote against the bill was 382 to 8.