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New Austrian Moves Against Jews Noted

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Revision of the Austrian citizenship of Galician Jews is announced today by the Bauern-Buendler, official organ of Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss, which assumes that the aristocratic Austrian Jews will agree in this action which is allegedly directed against the naturalized Jewish masses from Eastern Europe.

The announcement is arousing much concern among the Jews, who are becoming perturbed over this policy which provides for differences in citizenship grades and discrimination at home while assuring equality of citizenship abroad.

Chancellor Dollfuss, who promised to defend Jewish rights in exchange for Jewish support of his government, addressing a conference of artisans this week, unaware that Jewish artisans were also in his audience, proclaimed his intention of wiping out Jewish influence and the Jewish spirit.

The attitude now being revealed by the chancellor, in sharp contradistinction to his earlier stand, following a Government ban on the wearing of uniforms by the Hagana, government-supporting Jewish self-defense body, and the reports of Nazi-Dollfuss negotiations for a coalition government, has aroused much concern in Jewish circles.

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