Reich Lawyer Freed on Charge of Posting ’emeritus’ Shingle
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Reich Lawyer Freed on Charge of Posting ’emeritus’ Shingle

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The German High Court today rescinded a fifty mark fine imposed by a lower court upon a former Jewish lawyer for displaying a sign “Rechtsanwalt Emeritus” (former lawyer). The Jewish attorney who had been dismissed under the Aryan clause displayed the sign and had stationery printed indicating that he was a former lawyer. When the Nazi Chamber of Lawyers “objected to his doing so, the police arested the lawyer, confiscated the stationery and hailed him before the court which fined him fifty marks.

In reversing the verdict of the lower court, following an appeal, the High Court stated that there was no German law forbidding former officials from advertising themselves as such. German lawyers are part of the stale machinery.


Senator William H. King of Utah and Charles E. Wyzanski Jr., Solicitor of the Department of Labor, will be the principal speakers at the twenty-fifth annual meeting of the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Ai’d “Society (HIAS) this afternoon at the Hotel Astor.

Abraham Herman, president, will present the annual message, Isaac L. Asofsky will review the past year’s activities and Harry Fische’ will present the financial statement Other speakers will be Abe Caban. Jacob Fishman, Dr. S. Margoshes. Rev. H. Masliansky. Samuel A. Tel-sey, John L. Bernstein and Jacob Massct.

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