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Jewish Lawyers Must Prove Actual Service in Trenches to Be Readmitted to Bar

Only those Jewish lawyers who can prove with documents that they actually fought in the trenches will be considered by the Frontkaempfer, association of active German war veterans, for readmission to the practice of their profession, yesterday’s Berlin Official Gazette stated. The interpretation given by the Official Gazette means that the reinstatement of Jewish lawyers to the bar will be confined to a small portion of those dispossessed because they were non-Aryans. They will have to give documentary evidence as to the exact dates when they fought in the trenches, and will be forced to prove the definite location of the trenches.

This evidence is almost impossible to collect in Germany at present. Even Aryan war veterans would in most cases be unable to find such evidence, and for Jews the chances are slimmer.