AMSTERDAM (Jan. 23)
“The American Olympies Committee, and notably General Sherill, have been deliberately misled by Germans with regard to the question of the participation of Jews in the Olympic Games in 1936 in Berlin.” This is the essence of a lengthy article in the essence of a newspaper Het Volk. The paper recalls that the Germans asserted foreign Jews could participate “just as well as German Jews.” Emphasising that the Jews have been excluded from every German sport association and club,Het Volk declares that German Jews have no ghost of a chance to undergo any training. As a matter of fact, the Aryan paragraph in itself renders it impossible for Jews to participate. In the case of Helene Meyer, who is a half-Jewss, it was declared that there was no objection to her joining the German team “if she should want to join it,” The paper doubts that under these circumstances, with the social anti-Semitic boycott contimuing, German non-Aryan can be in any of the teams.