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Germany Lightens Its ‘aryan’ Clause

The C. V.-Zeitung, official organ of the Central Union of German Citizens of Jewish Faith, publishes in its current economic supplement a note headed “‘Non-Aryans’ in the Economic Associations,” pointing out that the Reich Minister of Economic Affairs recognizes on the basis of the law for the preparation of the organic construction of economic life only such associations as the sole authorized representatives of their particular branches which admit all persons who naturally and lawfully exercise the particular craft. It is officially laid down, it says, that where associations are recognized as the sole representative bodies, their statutes must not contain the “Aryan” paragraphs.

In accordance with this, the exclusion of Jewish members has already been canceled in two occupations, information service and hawkers, and the statutes have been altered accordingly, it states.

The C. V.-Zeitung announces that it will report with regard to further recognition of economic associations on the basis of the law for economic organizations.

“Efforts have long been made to cancel the exclusion of Jews from the economic associations,” it points out, “since this state of affairs is not in accord with the fundamental principle that in free economic life there must be no distinction made between ‘Aryans’ and ‘non-Aryans.'”

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