Citizenship Withdrawn from Eastern European Jews by Order of Interior Ministry

9, 1918, and January 30, 1933, after a long cabinet meeting on July 14. About 10,000 Eastern European Jews are liable to be affected by the new law, it is estimated. Most of them are of Russian, Polish or Roumanian origin and will be rendered staatenlose (persons without a country) if the countries in which they were born refuse, as is anticipated, to restore the citizenship which they renounced when becoming Germans.

Many German Jews who have fled abroad are liable to have their banking accounts in Germany, which they were not allowed to withdraw, and their immovable property seized if they do not return to Germany when their exit visas expire.

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