Dr. Achim Gorke, head of the racial department of Frick’s Nazi Ministry of the Interior, announced that his staff is making a careful checkup of all Jews and those decended from Jews now in Germany. His department, he said has a file containing the names of 3,000,000 Jews and Jewish decendants, another file of 13,3000 names coustomarily used by Jews and a staff in variouse parts of Germany engaged in checking the name of all Jews in their localities and for warding the information to the recial department… The Minishtry of the Interior insued new regulations making it almost impossible for a Jew to chang his Jewish name to a Nordic-sounding one… The German war blind association was informed by the Nazi government that customary government subsidy would be withdrawn if blind Jewish soldiers were permited to retain membership…. Julius Streicher’s notorious anti-Semitic sneet, Der Stuermer, announced that the Canadian Nazis under the leadership of one Whittaker was making plans to overthrow the Canadina government Nazi authorities announced that the noted German Jewish writers, Anold Zweing and Alired Schirokauer, would be arrested if they ever set foot in Germany. They are accused of having failed to pay taxes. Raymond Geist, Acting American Consul Gerneral in Berlin Announced that American govern ment had ordered him to be more liberal in the treatment of German Jewish applicants for American visas. Teh Nazi government will permit German Jews leaving for the United States to take with them 15,000 marks. The Jewish Telegaphic Agency learned from authoritiative sources that a real opportunity exists for the entry of some 20,000 German Jewish emigrats to the Unted States if a large enough fund can be raised abroad to help the prospectiye immigrats. Teh Nazi Minister of Finance reported that a ”flucht tax” (flinght tax would be levied on Jews emigrating from the Recich. despite the fact that the Jews chaim that since they are leaving involuntarily they should be exempt. Gottfried Feder, leading Nazi theroretican and under secretary in the Ministry of Economics, demanded the complete Aryanization of German business and the purging of German trade from all Jewish influence. Jewish children in the Hamburg schools will be compelled to take courses in racial science and here the Jews villified as the cause of all of Germany’s ills. Hitler assured Austria that the Nazis had no designs one the independece of Austria, but warned Dolfuss that Nazi ideals would triumph in Austra. Permier Goering of Prussia announced that a complete ”black list” of all exiles had been prepared and a uniform system of punishments decreed for exiles having the temerity to return to Germany. In a most outspoken speech at the Sport Palace out spoken speech at the Sport Palace in Berlin, Goebbles, Minister of Propaganda, reviewed the first aniversary of Hiltlerism and praised the Nazis of having rid Germany of the rampant Jewish infuence in Germany. A new Nazi propaganda service has been formed which issued thousands of pamphlets describing a fantastic meeting fo the ”Elders of Zion” in 1761, at the grave of one Simon Ben Jehuda, during which the twlve tribes of Israel were greeted from the grave and carved the world into twele portions for conquest by the Jews. The date of the conquest was set for 9141, the Nazi said and head it not been for Hitler’s victory in Germany this dasatdly plot would have succeeded.
The much publiczed Nazi coup d’etat in Austria failed to materialize, but the situation in Austria is still tnese iwth Austrian Jewry waiting to see what the future will bring. Hiler’s Reichstag speech in which he said that the Reich would respect the independence of Austria was punctuated in Austria by the detonation of bombs, more or less harmless, by Heimwehr leaders continues to grow until in the woulds of an Austria Socitlist leader ”’they are tumbling over one another to make their peace with Hitler. It was revealed that the Heimwehr leader who was arrested while in conferece with Austrian Nazi leaders carried papers authorizing the negotiations signed by prince von Starhernberg, leader of the Hemwehr. Major Emil Fey, Austrian Vice-Chancellor and Minister of Security was chosen by the Dollfuss goverment to comat Nazi activities in Austria. Extraordinary povers were conferred upon him by the Austriam government. A note which the Austrian goverment sent the Nazi goverment was answered by the Nazis. Berlin rejected the Austrian claims of unwarranted Nazi interferecne in Austrian affairs and repeated Hitler’sdeclaration tha Naziism would not stop at the Austrain border. The Dollfuss government declared that the German reply was unsatisfactory and announed it had no ther alternative but to take further action in an international sphere. Whether of Nations to guarantee the neutrlity and independence of Austria was not stated by the Dollfuss government.
Two important meetings which are bound to affet world Jewry took place in London this week At the meeting of the executive committees of the league of Nation’s autonomous governing body for German refugees and the advisory council of priveate organizations, High Commissioner Janes G. MeDonald reported progress in the varied efforts of the task assingned him. A method of carrying on the work for the refugees was worked out at the meeting. Plan for the work will be made by the private organizations while High Commissioner McDonald Carries out negotiation with the governments involved. Some of the speakers at the meeting took a gloomy view of the refugee situation predicting that a flood of refugess will come from Germany and from Austria if the Nazis are successful there. A far different picture was presented at the meeting of the Zionist commission for the settlement of German Jewish refugees in Palestine, which is headed by Dr. Chaim Weizmann, The commission reported that it had been instrumental in settling 9,000 German Jewish refugees in Palestine in 1933, and that of the estimated 250,000 Jewish refuges expected to leave Germany in the next decade more than 80,000 can be absorbed in Palestine provideing the necesary funds are available. The commission announced that it had received Â£121,000 in the last year and its 1934 budged was Â£250,000. The Margquis of Reading was onece more honored by the English King who bestowed upon him the title Load Warden of the Cinque parts, which gives Lord Reading cretain ceremonial privileges. English newspapers commenting on the new honor recalled that the noted Anglo-Jewish statesman began his carrer as a cabin-boy on a ship.
Palestinian Jewry is excited by the revelations in the Arlooroff hearings that an Arab convict confessed the murder of Dr. Chaim Arlosorff. Huge crowds attempted to gain entrance to the small Jaffa court room where the hearing is being head. Abdul Majid. the Arab in question, will go on the witness stand to tell his story. However, Coloned Rice. deputy commander of the Palestine police, said that the police were convinced that the Arab was lying and were more than willing to have him testify. A new Pan-Arab party mebracing all the Arabic-speaking counties has been formed. it was announeed. the Palestine director being the Arab extremist, Jamelled Husseni. Government fingueres revealed that 1,737 Jaws entered Palestine in the month of December.
The New constituation promulgated by the Pilsuldski regaime is the all absording topic in Poland. Under the new constitution the regime now in power will be able to perpetuate itself and rule under a virtual dictatorship. The Jewish deputies in the Polish parliament complaned that the new regulations materially reduced the electoral power fo the Polish Jews. The Endek, anti-Semitic political party, which is also anti-goverment, is expressing its disatisfaction with the new constituition by riots against the Jews. Attacks were made on Jews in streets in the very center of warsaw and windows inJewish shops were broken. Polish curts are handling endek rioters severely, but the attacks on the Jews contiue. The Lodzer Tageblatt, one of the oldest Jewish papers in Poland, suspended publication owing to financial difficalties. Marsnal Josel Pilsudski, aged dictator of Poland assured Jewish community of Wilno that polish Jews would be treated justly.
THE REST OF EUROPE
The executive committee of the World Jewish congress will meet in Prague to fix a definite date for the forthcoming world Jewish congress. The Committee of Jewish Delegations will meet in Prague at the same time todecide upon its attituede toward the world Minorities Congress. Greek anti-Semties assailed the mayor of Salonica for his alleged pro-Jewish attitude and announced that their candidate, an illiterate tailor, would treat the Jews differecntly. The leader of the Russian White Guard Nazis in Paris was revealed as a renegade Jew who calls himself ”General Count Bermond-Awaloff”; his name orignally was Bermond.
NEW YORK CITY
Mayor LaGuardia of New York assailed the Hitlerite regime in a speech befor 2,500 Jewish women, members of the Federation of Jewish Women’s organizations. The Mayor introduced himself as a ”vice chaiman of the boycott associaton against Hitler.” He lashed the Nazis for being war-mongers and declared that ”to be against Hitler is to be for the German people.” The Klan Kourier of Atlanta, organ of the Ku Kluxers, demouned Kol Nidre as an immpral proyer’ Williiam Dudley Pelley, chief of the Silver Shirts, who receives his information from the ether was reliably informed by eelestial sourses that President Roosevelt is descended from Dutch Jews from the same source he learned that the pogroms on Jews in Russia was or ganized not by the Russian hooligans, but by the ”Elders of Zion” Dennis, embryo American Hitler, received a warm recention form indignant citizens of New Haven He was jeered and hissed and the sponsors of the meeting were forced to allow the opponedts of the Fascist to answre Dennis. Mrs. Henry T. Rainey, wife of the Speaker of the House of Representatives announed through the Jewis Telegraphic Agency that she favored an investigation of Nazi activites in this country, but said that she did not take the Nazis seriously. She predicted that the movement would die down quickly. Congresement Samuel Dickstein declared that Carl Byoir, general director of the national celebration of the fifty-second birthday of President Roosevelt is one of the principal Nazi propagandists United Staes. Efforts of reporters to interview Byoir en this satement proved anavailing.