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Discriminate Against Jews in German Winter Relief Despite Government Pledge

Despite the orders not to discriminate against the Jews in the issuing of winter relief for the unemployed, Breslau Jews are receiving no relief and are being exposed to starvation.

In Bavaria, the relief administration refuses to recognize the orders from Berlin not to discriminate against Jews. In Offenbach, Jewish unemployed are receiving relief cards only on the express condition that they will obtain the meat and coal they are being given, from Aryan stores, thus leaving the Jewish butchers and coal dealers isolated.

The order from Berlin not to discriminate against the Jews in unemployed relief, said to have been issued on the direct orders of Chancellor Hitler, aroused great interest outside of Germany and was regarded as a let-down in the Nazi measures against the Jews. The order followed an agreement between the government and central Jewish relief organizations in which the latter agreed to urge Jewish contributions to the general relief funds.