Mobilize Autos for Anti-jewish Christmas Drive
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Mobilize Autos for Anti-jewish Christmas Drive

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Every motor car and bicycle in Giessen, Hesse, a town of some 33,000 population, has been ordered to carry posters reading “German Christians, don’t buy presents from Jewish stores”, the Nazi Commissar for Hesse, Schimmel, announced today.

Commissar Schimmel announced that this mobilization of motor cars for the anti-Jewish boycott would be extended to the entire province of Hesse. He explained that the new campaign against the Jews would be conducted by the Retailers Association, and not the official Nazi party.

Dispatches from Berlin yesterday stated that in Berlin, the Nazi party itself, was directing a boycott of the Jewish stores during the Christmas rush and appealing to the Germans to buy only in Christian stores.

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