No Jews in Saar by March, Buerckel Promises

Not a single Jew will be left in the Saar by next March, Reich Saar Commissar Joseph Buerckel promised at a public meeting here today.

“I can assure you,” he declared, “that on the first of March, 1936, the Saar will be a place most thoroughly cleansed of Jews.”

National minorities residing in the Saar territory after that date will no longer have League of Nations protection. Germany, when officially taking over the Saar following the plebiscite last year, pledged minority rights would be strictly observed, a pledge which, it is charged, has not been kept.

Before Germany took over the Saar, approximately 5,000 Jews lived there. It is estimated that more than half that number have since emigrated.

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