Berlin (Feb. 28)
The policy advocated by Dr. Hjalmar Schacht, Minister of Economics, to modify the anti-Jewish agitation in Nazi Germany, received further impetus today when the Nazi press published a report that “nothing more will be undertaken against the Jews in Germany” in view of the fact that the government does not wish to complicate matters abroad.
At the same time Dr. Schacht informed the Berlin Merchants Association today that no further discriminations would be practiced against its members, many of whom are Jewish.
WOULD REGAIN LOST JOBS
These new trends in the Nazi attitude towards the Jews does not mean that Jews will be restored to their rights or that they will be reinstated in state and municipal jobs from which they were ousted under the “Aryan” paragraph. The “Aryan” paragraph, it was explained here today, remains fully in force. It is only in commerce that Jews will be permitted to continue their activities undisturbed.
American circles here are skeptical as to the sincerity of the Nazi authorities in their talk of easing their anti-Jewish policy. The opinion which prevails in the American colony here is that Dr. Schacht’s move can be explained only by the fact that Germany is greatly affected by the boycott of German goods abroad and wishes to pacify public opinion in foreign countries in order to find larger markets for its export products.
At the same time, it is stated here in circles believed to be close to Dr. Schacht, that the minister of economics has made it clear to Hitler himself that as far as his department is concerned, Jewish experts who are still in different departments of the ministry will be retained there under all circumstances, since Germany’s economic interests would greatly suffer if they were replaced by Nazis.
“Whither American Jewish Youth?” will be the first of a series of lectures sponsored by the English Speaking Section of the Jewish National Workers’ Alliance for the purpose of acquainting American Jewish young men and women with the organization’s aim and objectives. The lecture will be given Sunday afternoon, at the Hotel Pennsylvania, by Jacob Katzman, former National Secretary of the Young Poale Zion.