BERLIN (Feb. 22)
The Nazi land commissar for East Prussia announced today in Georgina, official organ of the East Prussan Peasants State Corporation, that farmers may now trade with anyone they choose and that no official or semi-official organization can comel them to deal with Ã„ryans” only. Attempts to exert pressure on the peasants will be considered as sabotaging the upbuilding of Germany and will be dealt with accordingly, the commissar declared.
The Central Union of German Citizens of the Jewish Faith, powerful German jewish organizatoin, today announced that it was undertaking the protection of the professional interests of Jewish commercial representatives recently expelled from the existing association of commercial agents under the “Aryan clause.” Teh Central Union has established a special section to secure full legal protection forJewish representatives fo commercial firms in accordance with the existing German law.
The semi-official traveling magazine, published by the railway department of the German gernment (the railroad lines are government owled in Germany) today carries a number of advertisments of German Jewish hotels and pensions, some even decorated with the Mogen David (the shield of David) in order to attract Jews. Thus the boycott on Jewish advertisements, which was countrywide, has now been definitely broken.
Der Aangriff, daily paper owned by Minister of Propaganda Goeb- bels, complains against the Kaufhaus, organ of the German retail traders group, of roccupyig favor with the Jews and “publishing notices of one hundred per cent, philo-Semitic books.” Goebbels’ paper insinuates that the Kaufhaus is touting advertisements from the wholesale, import and export businesses, “which is still largely in Jewish hands.”
“We do not desire Jewish pogroms,” Der Angriff declared, “or incitements against the Jews, but we will not permit the sowing of philo-Semitic ideas smong the German people as the liberal past did.”
The recently formed Jewish organization Land and Handicraft, which the Nazi government reconized immediately, announced that it is establishing communal homes for young Jess who are determined ot stay in Cermany and engage in new occupations. Twenty young men will be accommodated in each home which will be located in teh cicinlty of working centers. The homes are to facilitate the transference of these young men to such occupations as agriculture and the handicrafts.
The organization has the support of a number of important Jewish associations, including the Central Union and the Frederation of Jewish Ex-Soldiers. The purpose of the organization is to shift the center of Jewish interest among the youth from the professions to the land and artisanship.