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Shechita Prohibitions Enacted in Germany May Be Lifted: Movement Started in Non-jewish Quarters Whos

A movement is being set on foot in various ports of Germany to set aside the Shechita prohibitions enacted in Bavaria, Thuringia, Brunswick, the Free City of Bremen and other parts of the German Republic, because of the advense effect on their business by driving away Jewish custom. The North-German Lloyd Shipping Company, for instance, has taken up the fight to get the Bremen Free City Government to withdraw its ban on Shechita, so that it should not be prevented from carrying kosher kitchens on its ships which sail from Bremen port.

The municipalities of Ulm, Schweichnitz, Rostock, and Mannheim have just rejected motions introduced there for prohibiting Shechita.

In Brunswick and Thuringia and even in Bavaria, where the prohibition of Shechita has already been enforced, a sharp campaign has been started by the farmers, cattle-breeders, and inn-keepers, to get the prohibition of Shechita repealed, complaining that it is doing damage to the important tourist traffic, since Jews, unable to obtain kosher food, are avoiding these particular States.