Nazi Officials at Odds on Jewish Boycott

While the Munich convention of the Nazi race commissars from all over Germany today is discussing propaganda measures to further the campaign against buying in Jewish stores during the Christmas rush, official orders by the Ministries of Economics and

Posts, made public by the latter, were published today in all German newspapers prohibiting the boycotting of Jewish firms.

In a communication addressed to the Central Union of German Citizens of the Jewish Faith, the central post administration stated that no post official had ever been prohibited from patronizing Jewish firms, and that any official who maintained that such a prohibition had been ordered would be punished if reported to the proper authorities.

The Bavarian Minister of Economics issued a circular to all local authorities in Bavaria, including gendarme headquarters in the small towns, where the Jewish merchants suffer greatly from the anti-Jewish boycott, prohibiting the hindrance of Jewish trade.

“It is an attack against our entire economic system”, the circular declared, “when Jewish traders are not permitted to enter certain districts, pass certain roads or are isolated in market places. I hereby state that such measures must be strictly combatted,” the Minister ordered.

The Association of Wine and Spirit Industry, today announced itself as being against the boycott of Jewish shops. In view of the rush of Christmas trade, this decision is expected to have important consequences.

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