Anti-jewish Edicts Only Now Revoked by Upper Silesia Leaders

An order revoking anti-Jewish measures in Upper Silesia has only now been issued, according to the official announcement of the governing president of Oppeln in an official statement circulated among the Upper Silesian municipalities. According to Germany’s agreement with the League of Nations last May, steps to end anti-Jewish discriminations and regulations in the plebiscite area were to have been taken immediately.

The statement entitled, “Application of the Geneva Convention to the Jewish Minorities of Upper Silesia”, points out that last March and April, municipalities took measures placing the Jewish population in an inferior economic position. “Such measures are contrary to the Geneva convention of May 1922,” the statement points out, “and the Upper Silesian central authorities have disapproved their practice. The minister of the interior has now instructed the executive city councils in the future to refuse approval of anti-Jewish decisions standing in conflict with the rights and guarantees of the Geneva Convention.”

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