Berlin (Oct. 20)
Jews today were still in the dark as to the nature of the new anti-Jewish laws restricting their activities in economic spheres, following Friday night’s meeting of the German cabinet at which the laws were expected to be issued.
The opinion was expressed in some quarters that promulgation of the new laws, which Minister of the Interior Wilhelm Frick recently announced the cabinet was working upon would be delayed until after the American Olympic team had been named.
Another view voiced in diplomatic and economic circles here is that the views of Dr. Hjalmar Schacht, Minister of Economics, had unexpectedly prevailed. Dr. Schacht, who attended the cabinet meeting, is believed to have insisted that the measures affecting Jews in business and industry either be abandoned altogether or deferred until such time as he has been able to negotiate a loan to tide the nation over its increasingly serious economic crisis, Dr. Schacht has frequently voiced the opinion that any interference with Jews in the economic ### would have an irreparably disastrous effect on the general situation in Germany.