Berlin (Oct. 6)
A quiet Yom Kippur was in prospect for Jews, it was believed here today, as a result of the repeated warnings issued by Propaganda Minister Paul Joseph Goebbels and Julius Streicher, both of whom urged their followers not to commit individual attacks against Jews.
In diplomatic circles here today the belief was expressed that the warnings were inspired by the acute financial and food situation which is becoming more threatening daily.
Also prompting the cautionings of the Nazi leaders is believed to be the refusal of foreign countries to grant credits to Germany.
An article in the National Socialist Economic Service, written “to clarify the manner in which Jews are to be treated economically,” asserts that the ousting of Jews from economic positions is necessary “not because of egotistical reasons but for national interests.”
The article was written by Prof. Hunke, a member of the Reichstag, who in it states that although the Jewish question is only racial and not economic, the principle of driving Jews from the free professions, the newspaper and film industries, should also be applied in all other industries.
Other developments in the anti-Jewish campaign were:
The Eastern and Western Prussia Ghamber of Commerce issued a statement today advising local populations “not to patronize Jewish tradesmen.”
The Jewish Telegraphic Agency succeeded in obtaining a copy of an internal order issued by the headquarters of the Labor Front to “discontinue under all circumstances illegal measures against ‘non-Aryan’ enterprises.” The order states definitely that it is not intended for publication and that it had been issued under pressure of the Minister of Economics, Dr. Hjalmar Schacht.
German dentists, holding their seventh congress here, decided that only “Aryan” dentists would be considered regular members of the German Zahnarzt Association. “Non-Aryans,” however, will be permitted special membership, which will not entitle them to participate in the organization’s functions.