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Aryan Clause Applicable Only to Public Officers, Says Ministry of Finance

Enforcement of the Aryan clause depriving Jews of the right to hold public office is compulsory only in state and municipal institutions and not in private bodies, according to a ruling of the Reichs Ministry of Finance handed down today.

The ruling was in reply to a request for permission to “coordinate” the Dog Breeders’ Association by eliminating Jewish members. The request was denied.

Jewish members of most of the semi-public organizations extending over the country have been expelled from membership under the Aryan provisions enforced by the Nazi regime and remain in only a few national organizations. The ruling of the ministry today is not expected to alter their situation.