Vienna (Oct. 28)
Fresh proof that Chancellor Kurt Schuschnigg’s assurances that Jews would be accorded equal treatment in Austria are meant only as a sop for public opinion abroad is seen in the renewal yesterday of the wholesale dismissals of Jewish physicians from government posts.
Nine doctors, it was disclosed here yesterday, have been relieved of their positions at hospitals, school clinics and state-supported insurance and sick benefit associations. This brings the total dismissed within the last month to several hundred. Some estimates run as high as between 400 and 500.
At the same time the Neuigkeits Weltblatt, a government organ, has instituted a campaign to eliminate all Jewish musicians from the Austrian film industry.
An indication of the obvious insincerity of the Schuschnigg assurances of equality is the fact that, in advertising openings for doctors, sick benefit funds are permitted to specify that religious faith certificates are required.
An advertisement in such a vein