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Draft Edict Held No Blow to Honor

vocation of the citizenship rights of Jews.

“It is not only in Germany,” he said, “that changes are being effected in the conception of what constitutes citizens, inhabitants and national minorities.”

Emphasizing that the main duty now is to examine to what extent the Jews will be secure in Germany after losing their citizenship rights, Dr. Hirschberg also pointed out that if the “Aryan paragraph” is kept out of economic life, the Jews in Germany could maintain themselves economically despite other repressions.

Dr. Hirschberg also spoke against the resolutions adopted by the German Zionists which, he said, amount to a claim to Zionist leadership of German Jewry. Expressing readiness to cooperate with the Zionists, he emphasized that Jewish leaders in Germany will never agree to hand over control of the entire life of German Jewry into Zionist hands.

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