Eastern European Jews in Breslau Ordered to Leave Germany at Once
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Eastern European Jews in Breslau Ordered to Leave Germany at Once

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Over 180 families of Eastern European Jews living in Breslau are in despair following the sudden order by the Nazi authorities that they leave Germany. The order, which technically withdrew unexpired residential permits from members of these families, in reality means that they must depart from the country at once.

A large number of the Jews affected by the order are staatenlose (persons without citizenship in any country) and as they will be unable to secure either passports or visas for any other land in such a short space of time they are in sad predicament and do not know which way to turn. They are in danger of being put into Nazi concentration camps, as punishment for not obeying orders to leave the country.


The Polish consul in Breslau has made efforts to intervene on behalf of Polish citizens among the Jews who were ordered to leave Germany, out so far he has achieved no results. Leaders of Breslau Jewry cannot appeal to the state authorities because they fear revenge at the hands of storm troopers if they did. The local authorities in Breslau are strongly anti-Semitic.

On the other hand, if no appeal is made and the action of the Breslau authorities is carried out unchallenged, it may stimulate other towns to similar undertakings, and a mass expulsion of Jews from Germany may result.

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