Berlin (Sep. 10)
Compulsory segregation of all Jewish pupils from six to fourteen years of age into special public schools was ordered today by Minister of Education Bernhard Rust.
The order, applying to Jewish children and Christian children of Jewish descent, but exempting Jews with one Jewish grandparent, will go into effect next April.
In his decree, Minister Rust ruled that Jewish pupils in each community must number at least twenty before a special school will be built for them. The public school system for Jews will be supplemented by privately-owned schools.
The segregation of the pupils, it was made clear, will be based on race rather than religion.
It was indicated the system of segregation in high schools would be tightened up in conformity with the new elementary school decree.
Minister Rust immediately moved to build special schools for Jews by ordering a census of Jewish pupils to determine the number of buildings necessary.
The aim of the segregation, the decree said, is to completely isolate the “foreign body in the ‘Aryan’ pupil-and-teacher school community.
Attendance at the special public schools will be compulsory for Jewish children, the order added.