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Goering’s Blacklist System Hits Exiles Should They Return

A blacklist system was promulgated here today for refugees from Germany.

Its purpose will be to establish a uniform system in punishing the expatriates should they ever be apprehended or return to the homeland.

Premier Goering of Prussia issued instructions which were forwarded to every police station in the country asking that lists be compiled enumerating the names of emigrants who have left the country since the advent of the Nazis to power. The lists are required before February 15.

Persons to be included are those who live or lived in the precinct jurisdiction, those who may be known to have left the country in other neighboring districts and any others about whom the police may have information.

Lists should be as complete as possible, said the orders, and should contain information as to whether “the refugee belonged to criminal elements of non-German citizens or to Marxist circles.”

Police were further exhorted to execute the orders with as much dispatch as possible, so that a general program for handing exiles may be adopted.

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