Berlin (Dec. 27)
Police records of Jews who are convicted of any violation of the law, no matter how trivial, henceforth will be kept separate from those of “Aryan” criminals, according to an order issued today by the Ministry of the Interior.
The order, based on an extension of the anti-Jewish Nuremberg laws, instructs every police precinct in Germany to put the new system into operation on January 1.
The order ensures that official, special attention will be focussed on every offence by a Jew. It will have particular significance in the case of Jews of foreign citizenship, since these offences, even simple traffic violations, will be used as grounds for deporting them.
Another apparent purpose of the order is to present to the world a picture of “Jewish crime,” the separate records making it easier for the propaganda department to accomplish this purpose.
A campaign to convince every German that all Jews are criminals is already under way here. Das Schwarze Korps, organ of Hitler’s praetorian guards, in its current issue features a full-page article on “Jewish crime.” The article is illustrated with photographs of alleged Jewish criminals and features the most ridiculous accusations against all German Jewry.