Jewish ‘control’ Still Evident in Reich, is Plaint
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Jewish ‘control’ Still Evident in Reich, is Plaint

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Complaining that the Jews “have not been completely banned from the various phases of German economic life,” Leo Schafer, Reich writer, delivers a scathing attack on the “subterfuges” used in business, such as “Aryan” dummies who have outwardly assumed control of Jewish business houses, although allegedly under the influence of the Jewish proprietors.

Although “non – Aryans” have been ousted from stock exchanges and breadstuffs trade, Jews are still in control of many banks and textile and clothing industries, either through their membership in directors’ boards or by control of a majority of stock, the writer asserts.

Continuing his complaint, Schafer charges that, although many Jews have been forced from positions of control, their capital holdings have not been affected to a great extent, and expresses the hope that “corporation reforms will bring about a change.”

Another cause for censure is found in the fact that Jews are turning to the smaller and less important cattle fairs, since they are barred from attending the larger fairs.

Coming to the conclusion that the influence of Jews on German economy is still significant, Schafer gives as the reason the liberal commercial laws still in effect and the fact that further curtailment of the Jews in business would increase unemployment among “non-Aryans.”

Abraham the Monk, a Palestinian friar of the early seventh century, left his monastery to embrace Judaism.

Phinehas Abraham died in Jamaica in 1887, last surviving captain in the Trelawny militia.

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