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German Cooperative Starts New Boycott Drive on Jews

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An intrastate campaign to drive Jews out of business was officially launched in the two German states of Hessen and Nassau in southwestern Germany, by the Central Cooperative Association. The Association circularized letters to cooperatives demanding the following:

First: expulsion of all Jews from employment; second: cooperatives abrogate commercial relations with Jewish firms; third: prepared lists of member cooperatives, especially peasants, who are still trading with Jews, to be submitted to the Central Association for action; fourth: to register and submit lists of Jews making remarks against the cooperatives; fifth: compiled list of all Jewish shops, and sixth: compiled list of non-Jewish shops employing Jews.

The letter goes on to say that the “Jews are deadly enemies to our cooperatives. They must at all costs be eliminated.”

A memorandum was also issued by the Frankfurt municipality in Hessen ordering all Jewish firms to employ Aryan managers.

At Schotten, in southwestern Germany, a resolution was adopted by the milk and dairy dealers expelling Jews and boycotting Jewish goods.

The Jews are prohibited from trading at tomorrow’s annual market, the Diersen municipality declares.

At Niedersteten, in the Wuerten-berg district, the local shochet was arrested when a carload of chickens ritually slaughtered was found. The driver and escort of the car were also arrested for helping to violate the anti-shochet law.

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