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Drive on Foreign Jews Residing in Reich Seen in New Residence Order

Numerous foreign Jews, who have resided in Germany for many years, and who hold unlimited German residence permits, were today suddenly ordered by the police to turn in their permits. They were notified to report to the police and exchange their unlimited permits for others limiting their residence in Germany to three or six months.

This is the beginning of a drive against foreign Jews, scheduled to begin on January 1. The drive will be directed particularly against the East European Jews who settled in Germany after the war. Most of the Jews who will lose their residence permits have been leading settled lives in the Reich, and will be unable to liquidate their businesses, export their capital, or sell immovable properties quickly. The sudden cancellation of their residence permits allows them to be driven out of the country on very short notice. It is impossible for anyone to intervene in their behalf, since restrictions on residence for foreigners is generally considered a purely internal affair.

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