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Pledges Full Equality for Austrian Jews

Chancellor Kurt Schuschnigg today assured the Jews of Austria through the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that they would receive full equality with all other Austrian citizens.

In the course of a press conference attended by a large number of correspondents the new chancellor declared that there would be equality for all citizens under the Austrian law. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency correspondent thereupon asked the chancellor whether the Jews were included. “That is self understood,” the chancellor replied, “the equality is for all who obey the law.”

The Austrian Jews who were very much perturbed by the killing of Chancellor Engelbert Doll-