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Reich Jews Continue to Wait for That Law Defining Their Status

Twelve different drafts of a law designed to consolidate the Jewish position in Germany, defining Jewish rights and position in the Third Reich, have been received by the Ministry of the Interior, it was learned today. Several of the drafts were prepared by government officials in various departments. One of them was submitted by Dr. Max Naumann, leader of the small faction of German nationalist Jews, who is constantly endorsing the Hitler program.

The Reichsvertretung der Deutsche# Juden the all-German representative Jewish body, has definitely refused to submit a draft of the proposed law, it was learned. This organization, and other central Jewish bodies were invited to do so. The declined, it is reported, declari### they could not be party to any arrangement depriving the Jews of ### status of full citizenship and complete equality with other citizens the country.

Technically, the Jews still h### full citizenship in the Reich and fact, had to exercise their vot### franchise in the last election. actual practice, however, they ### been deprived of citizenship their status has not been fixed. authorities have been of the opi### for some time that a Jewish settling the question of Jewish ###tus and consolidating the discri###tory laws, decrees and regula### put into effect since the Hitle### gime came into power, is to ### sired.

The law, when enacted, it ### erally conceded, will bar the from holding public office, wil# their admission into the school universities and the professional will make intermarriage a pe### fense.

A Jewish law, defining the ### of the Jewish population, no ### what its terms, would be w### by the German Jews since i### be something tangible and ### remove much of the doubt ### certainty that now dominat### aspect of Jewish life here. ###ent, the Jews have no certai### cerning their legal rights ### and are unable to tell what ### criminatory restrictions ### will bring.

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