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Vienna Gives Rise to New Boycott Unit

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Special organizations to oust Jews from Austrian life by the organization of a complete boycott of all Jewish firms was announced here today in a manifesto published by the "Christian ‘Aryan’ Central Inquiry Offices."

The manifesto claims the new anti-Semitic organization, which is country-wide, already has more than 300,000 members in Vienna alone.

Vienna’s entire "Christian ‘Aryan’ population" is advised by the manifesto to apply to the twelve leading organizations in the cultural, sports, political, social, aristocratic, Catholic and public life of Austria for information as to what firms are "Aryan," Jewish or firms "camouflaged as ‘Aryan,’ but owned by Jews."

The new boycott organization is also functioning in the state schools and since the groups adhering to the boycott are official government organizations of teachers of sports, the anti-Jewish boycott has the tacit support of the Austrian government.

The new move of the Austrian anti-Semites aroused anger in Jewish circles, where adherence of official government bodies to the anti-Jewish boycott and the open manner in which the manifesto was distributed were regarded as further affronts against the Jews of Austria.

In recent months Austrian Jewry has been subjected to a number of anti-Semitic laws passed by the government of Chancellor Kurt Schuschnigg. The government created a special ghetto school for Jewish children, dismissed hundreds of Jews employed in the government services and opened a campaign to deprive post-war naturalized Jewish citizens of their citizenship papers.

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