States Charges of Anti-jewish Discrimination at Leipzig Fair Invented
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States Charges of Anti-jewish Discrimination at Leipzig Fair Invented

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Charges of discrimination against Jews levelled against the management of the Leipzig Fair were repudiated today in a statement issued to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

The reports of discrimination against the Jews were branded as invented by Sigmund Haber, a leading official of the Fair for the last ten years.

Among the twenty-one officials of the Fair, six are Jews, Herr Haber pointed out, which is a goodly proportion.

Asked the meaning of the question on employment blanks as to the religion of applicants, Mr. Haber stated that this question was introduced because several of the firms exhibiting their merchandise at the Fair require Jews or non-Jews specifically. The Fair management itself is officially uninvolved in this connection, Herr Haber stated.

The alleged discrimination against Jews has been the subject of complaint by the Central Union of German Citizens of the Jewish Faith.

When informed by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency of the statement of Herr Haber, the Central Union stated that its complaint is not affected by it. A new statement will be issued by the latter organization at some time in the near future, it was indicated.

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