Berlin (Apr. 8)
The German War Office today informed the Jewish War Veterans Association in Germany that the ultimate decision on whether or not Jews are to be included in the forthcoming conscription, lies with Hitler himself.
The Jewish Telegraphic Agency learns that the War Ministry is inclined to favor Jewish equality in the army but that Hitler and Goebbels are strongly opposed to it.
Dr. H. Kaufman, a district leader of the Jewish War Veterans Association in Frankfurt-am-Main, was arrested today for telegraphing to General Goering that the Jewish war veterans will continue to display the German flag until an official order to the contrary is published.
The office of Chancellor Hitler acknowledged in very polite form the receipt of a strongly worded letter addressed to him by the Jewish War Veterans Association, in which the association claimed the rights of Jews to defend the country. The reply states that the letter is now under Hitler’s consideration.
The principle of Jewish equality in economics, proclaimed by the former Nazi Minister of Economics Dr. Schmidt, and advocated by his successor, Dr. Hjalmar Schacht, is gradually being removed. It was learned today that a secret order has been circulated by the authorities to the effect that Jewish managers of business firms may no longer be authorized to nominate candidates to represent the workers of their enterprises, and that this privilege is to be confined to “Aryan” business managers only.