Berlin (Dec. 30)
Undersecretary of State William Phillips, here on an informal two-day visit, today had the opportunity to witness the application of the anti-Jewish Nuremberg laws upon an American Jew.
The American, whose name was withheld and who has long been a resident of Germany, was ordered to dismiss his “Aryan” servant girl in compliance with the Nuremberg laws which forbid “Aryan” girls under 35 to be employed in Jewish homes after the New Year.
Upon appealing to the German authorities for exemption from this law. the American was told that “a Jew is a Jew, whether he is German or American,” and that he must obey the Nuremberg laws.
It is understood that the American Embassy is considering an energetic protest against application of the laws to American citizens resident in Germany. Diplomatic representatives of foreign countries have been declared exempt from the Nuremberg laws with respect to employment of servants.