Higher-ups Intervene to Cancel Anti-jewish Acts in Upper Silesia
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Higher-ups Intervene to Cancel Anti-jewish Acts in Upper Silesia

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The decision of the League of Nations Council on the petition of Franz Bernheim protesting discrimination against the Jews of the plebiscite area of Upper Silesia, bore fruit today when the ministry of the interior was forced to intervene to overrule discriminatory regulations of the local authorities against Jewish workmen.

In the city of Gleiwitz, the municipality excluded Jewish house owners as recipients of state subsidies for the renovation of buildings which are granted in connection with the plan to create work for the unemployed. The city then agreed, after representations had been made, to grant these subsidies to Jewish building proprietors provided they undertook not to employ Jewish labor.

The ministry’s intervention today resulted in the withdrawing of this condition and Jewish workmen, it is presumed, will be allowed to obtain some of the work.

The Gleiwitz municipality today withdrew the prohibition against use by Jews of the swimming pool in the town park. The pool was constructed through the financial contributions of two Gleiwitz Jewish benefactors.

The union of private sick benefit funds announced today that it would not honor bills received from Jewish doctors for treatment of sick-fund patients because all patients have been ordered to consult only Aryan doctors. Only bills for the treatment of non-Aryan patients or patients signing a declaration that they are non-Aryans, will be honored when presented by non-Aryan doctors, it was announced.

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