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Austria Strikes at Naturalized Jews’ Rights

Twenty thousand Jewish citizens of Vienna and an unknown number of others all through Austria, who were naturalized in the last sixteen years by the republican regime which controlled Austria, are in danger of losing their citizenship rights, it became known today.

According to the Neuigkeits-Weltblatt, Christian Socialist organ of the Dollfuss regime, revision of the status of the naturalized Jewish citizens will be dealt with tomorrow at a special session of the newly appointed Vienna city council, which was appointed from the Fascist corporations which support the Dollfuss regime. In view of the fact that all members of the city council are direct appointees of the government, it is considered certain that the government project will pass. Despite the fact that Vienna has some 200,000 Jews, only one Jewish representative is a member of the council and he was appointed only after lengthy protests were made to the Austrian government.

The drive for revision of Jewish citizenship seems to be directed primarily against Austrian Jewish professionals, doctors, lawyers and teachers, who will be compelled to leave their professions once they are deprived of citizenship rights.

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