Berlin (Jun. 24)
Jewish firms even such of them as have not yet been “co-ordinated” by the Nazi rule, have stopped employing Jewish lawyers, complains the CV-Zeitung, organ of the Central Verein of German Citizens of the Jewish Faith.
This phenomenon is attributed by the newspaper to fear on the part of the firms that Jewish lawyers would be unable to defend their interests successfully in the German courts.
“Even non-Jews deprecate this lack of solidarity,” the CV-Zeitung declares. “We do not want Jews who for years have employed non-Jewish lawyers to send them away and retain Jews, but we protest against exchanging Jewish lawyers, after years of confidence, and solely because they are Jews for non-Jews.
“The German judges have not given us any cause to doubt their impartiality. They are not concerned whether the lawyer is a Jew or a non-Jew. These firms which run away from their Jewish brethren are deserting those of their co-religionists who are struggling for existence,” the paper warns, “and at the same time have no possibility of gaining any advantage for themselves thereby.”