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Nazi Press Demands Ban on B’nai Brith Throughout the Reich

A demand to prohibit the B’nai Brith, one of the world’s largest Jewish fraternal organizations, which numbers thirteen thousand members in Germany, is made in the Nazi press today. As a result of this demand, the early closing down of the B’nai Brith in Germany must be expected.

It is being considered as “a Jew-Masonic lodge combatting the Aryan world” and in present-day Germany there is no room for such organizations, the Nazi press declares.

Jewish possessors of Nansen, League of Nations passports, who do not pay their taxes on time are being officially ordered to leave the country under the excuse that they are a demoralizing element in the country.

The tragedy of the Nansenists is increased by the fact that while they may be expelled from Germany, other countries may not accept them, which means that they will be imprisoned in concentration camps, it is emphasized in the Government order.

“Germany lives while the Jew dies,” is the slogan with which the Nazi press came out today. The Arische Rundschau, the new Nazi anti-Semitic organ, reprinting a Jewish Telegraphic Agency report to the effect that there are thirty thousand Jewish refugees from Germany in other European countries, complains that this is not enough since it constitutes merely five percent of German Jewry. It expresses the hope that the proportion of Jewish refugees from the Reich will shortly increase considerably.

The Voelkischer Beobachter, replying to foreign critics on the expulsion of German Jews, seeks to incite feeling even against the Jewish refugees, warning other countries that the Jewish refugees in their midst would soon indulge in the same sort of business as they conducted in Germany.

A conference of representatives of local vereins and landsmanschaften held here today decided to ask German landsmanschaften abroad to “clean” their ranks of Jews.

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