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Jewish Fencing Ace Named on German Olympic Team

Helena Melyer, German Jewish fencing champion in the 1928 Olympiad, will be a member of the German team in the 1936 Olympic games which are to take place in Berlin, despite her exclusion from the Offenbach Fencing Club on the ground that she is a Jewess. The German Fencing Association declared today that her expulsion from the Offenbach club in no way affects her membership in this Association.

The Red and White Tennis Club, which revised its membership requirements in October, excluding all Jews, announced today the expulsion of all members of Jewish origin and those who are married to descendants of Jews. However, it was stated that foreigners will be accepted regardless of race.

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