German Jews Voting Ordered Protected
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German Jews Voting Ordered Protected

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The German Minister of the Interior, Dr. Wilhelm Frick, issued an order today not to molest Jews at the polls during the election on November 12, when the German people will vote on the question of endorsing of the Nazi government policies, foreign and internal.

Special precautions will be taken to safeguard Jews, it is understood, in those provinces, where there is ground to fear anti-Jewish actions.

However, it was learned that the Nazi government wishes it to be clear that the present Jewish right to participate in the election is not to be regarded as a precedent for the future, since new laws for the Jews are expected after the election.

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