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Jewish Schools Affected by New Regulations and Loss of Subsidies

The Berlin City Council, with the Social Democratic representation abstaining from voting, upheld today the decision of the magistrate’s court, returned last month, abolishing reductions in school fees for Jewish children as long as the percentage of Jewish children in the public schools is higher than the fixed quota of one and a half percent. The law will go into effect October 1.

The Ministry of Education has ordered the headmasters of all private schools, including teachers of dancing, athletic instructors, art and theatrical schools to submit proof of their Aryan origin and German citizenship before August 1.

The Wuertemberg state Ministry of Education has excluded two Jewish schools from the peoples’ school system. This means that the two institutions will no longer receive subsidies and other Government concessions, but the schools will be permitted to continue as private institutions.

It was also decided to discontinue subsidies to the Jewish communities for their communal, educational, philanthropic and other activities. The right of these communities to collect taxes from their members, however, is not abolished.

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