BERLIN (Jan. 25)
Efforts by German Jews to readjust German Jewish youths to present-day conditions in Germany through encouraging them to adopt other professions, including artisanship, has encountered strenuous opposition from the provincial Nazi leaders.
Acting on the orders of the Munich Brown House, national Nazi headquarters, and in direct contradiction to the orders issued by the Reich government, provincial Nazi leaders have warned all artisans, including the Jews, not to accept Jewish youths as apprentices or to employ Jewish artisans. In a number of instances artisans were threatened with the withdrawal of their licenses and boycotting if they disobeyed the instructions of the Nazi chiefs. They were also told that they would be classed as “enemies of the state.”
The Artisans Chamber, which is dominated by Nazis, has begun a special campaign against the government order not to discriminate aganist Jewish apprentices. Government officials have little influence in the Chamber and are unable to halt the campaign against the Jews.
JEWISH YOUTH HURT
This propaganda by the Nazi party makes difficult, if not impossible, the activities of the newly formed Jewish organizations, which are sponsored by all Jewish bodies, formed to teach Jewish youths agriculture and trades. The new organization is called “Land and Hand-work.”
Formation of this group was stimulated by the government order not to discriminate against the Jews.
The new group works in close conjunction with the Hechalutz, pioneer organization, but while the Hechalutz trains boys for work in Palestine, the new group is chiefly concerned with boys who are unwilling to leave Germany.