London (Aug. 2)
The Jewish situation in Germany was discussed today in an official British government report on economic conditions in Germany issued by the Department of Overseas Trade.
According to the report the exact position of the German Jews is difficult to determine. All that can be ventured is that about 60,000 Jews left the country. Jewish private banks have not been interfered with to any extent. The Jews in the small towns and rural districts suffer far more than the Jewish inhabitants of the big cities.
The author of the report is J. W. F. Thelwall, commercial attache of the British embassy in Berlin. Germany’s economic plight is described as exceedingly bad, but the Germans are still formidable competitors in the world market, the report states.