BERLIN (Jan. 15)
The Ministry of Propaganda today informed foreign consulates that the anti-Jewish laws apply to all Jews in Germany including foreign nationals.
The statement was made in reply to protests by the consulates to the ministry against an order it issued today ordering all Jews, German and foreign, to dispose of printing plants and publishing houses.
Diplomatic officials immediately began to consider measures to force the German Government to permit the foreign nationals who dispose of their printing houses to withdraw the capital realized. German regulations impose stringent curbs on withdrawal of capital.
The Propaganda Ministry’s order gave the publishers the alternative of either liquidating their businesses or selling them to “Aryan” citizens. The order hits a number of publishing houses of international reputation.
Foreign legal experts pointed out that even the Nuremberg anti-Jewish laws, generally considered the most sweeping of the decrees, do not provide for discrimination against Jews in commerce such as manifested in the new order. They expressed the opinion that measures against foreign Jews are illegal.