Berlin (Feb. 4)
The Federal Council, the Reichsrat, will be asked to decide to-morrow on the question of the 400 applications for naturalisation in Prussia, mostly by Jewish aliens, which the Prussian Government cannot grant because Dr. Frick, the Hitlerist Minister who represents Thuringia on the Reichsrat, has exercised the veto of his State against the naturalisations (as he himself boasted last week at a Hitlerist meeting at Stuttgart – reported in the J.T.A. Bulletin of the 2nd. inst.).
Dr. Frick is said to be carrying on a campaign among the representatives of the other States to induce them to join him in a league against Prussia in the Reichsrat, to secure a majority against the Prussian motion for granting the naturalisation applications over the head of his single veto. Prussian Government circles, whose case will be put by Dr. Hermann Badt, the Prussian representative on the Reichsrat, who is himself a Jew active in Jewish affairs, incline, however, to the belief that Dr. Frick’s efforts will not succeed and that the Reichsrat will agree to the naturalisations.