Hitler Cabinet Considers Prohibition of German-jewish Organizations in Reich
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Hitler Cabinet Considers Prohibition of German-jewish Organizations in Reich

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The future existence of Jewish organizations in Germany has been taken up by the Hitler cabinet in connection with the chancellor’s recent warning that the Jews of Germany will be cut off from the rest of the world, it was learned today. Whether the decision to dissolve all of the German-Jewish communal, welfare and religious organizations was reached, or whether it was decided to permit some of them to continue functioning, could not be learned.

It is expected, nevertheless, that most Jewish organizations will be declared illegal in the near future, and will be raided by Nazi political police. The possibility is not excluded, however, that Max Naumann, rabid German nationalist and head of the Federation of Nationalist German Jews, may be named as special rapporteur for the government on Jewish questions. Naumann, during consideration of the Bernheim petition by the League of Nations Council, protested to the League against the Bernheim petition on the grounds that the Jews in Upper Silesia were not a national minority. His federation recently endorsed and voted support of the “national resurgence.”

Although Naumann is not considered persona grata with the Government, Jewish circles fear the possibility of his appointment as a rapporteur nevertheless. In this event, organizations such as the Zionist Federation and the Central Union of German Jews, it is feared, would suffer heavily. Naumann recently denounced Zionists as aliens to Germany.

A delegation composed of representatives of the central Jewish organizations attempted to obtain an audience with Chancellor Hitler only to be flatly rebuffed.

“I cannot find any interest in seeing Jews”, Hitler was quoted as saying.

With the prohibition of the Stahlhelm, monarchist war veterans’ organization, the Jews have lost their

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