Reich Cabinet Passes New Anti-jewish Laws
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Reich Cabinet Passes New Anti-jewish Laws

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An official communique discloses that the German cabinet, at a meeting Friday night, adopted a series of laws which impose greater restrictions upon Jews in legal, medical and other professions.

Although details of the new laws have not yet been published, the communique throws light on what Jewish lawyers in particular may expect from them.

Jewish lawyers who have already been ousted from the legal profession by application of the “Aryan paragraph,” the communique explains, henceforth will not even be allowed to practice as private consultants to business firms or individuals. Although the law in this respect officially goes into effect today, Jewish lawyers affected by it will be given until June 30, 1936, to wind up their affairs.

It is estimated that more than 2,000 Jewish lawyers are affected by the new law.

The same law practically introduces a numerus clausus for non-members of the Nazi party. It provides that every candidate for the bar, to qualify for admission must serve a training period of four years in a law office. The candidate must also be approved by the president of the Nazi Bar Association.

Drastic measures affecting Jewish druggists and holders of mortgages are also understood to have been adopted by the cabinet, the details of which are expected to be published within a few days.

It was reported without confirmation that the cabinet also approved a draft of the law regulating Jews in commerce.

An order sent out to all labor exchanges operated by the German Labor Front cautions them to observe strictly the anti-Jewish Nuremberg laws when recommending employes, particularly German women and girls, for positions with Jewish employers.

Bachrach Brothers Department Store, against Jewish employes of which the Magdeburg officials yesterday had lodged wholesale charges of “Rassenschande”, (race defilement) was closed today by order of the city’s chief of police. The order was given, it was announced, “for the prevention of public disturbances.”

At a special Nazi meeting in Magdeburg, District Leader Rudolf Krause urged party members to apply the Nuremberg laws as strictly as possible.

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