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Decree Bars Jews from German Newspaper Work

What has been for about six months a well-known fact became an official Nazi statute here yesterday when the decree was announced that all Jews, with the exception of front-line war veterans, and all “Marxists” without exception, are to be barred from employment as journalists. Jewish writers on Jewish newspapers were not affected by the order.

The ruling, which was announced by the Ministry of Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda, the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Justice, evoked the following headline in Der Deutsche, organ of the German Labor Front:

“The German Press Will Be Freed from the Jews by January 1.”

The law also demands that every German journalist and photographer must register for license permit prior to taking up his duties.

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