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Czech Embassy Reproves Reich on Application of Anti-jewish Laws to Its Nationals

The Czechoslovakian Embassy disclosed today that it has taken strong exception to the statement emanating from the Ministry of Propaganda yesterday to the effect that the anti-Jewish laws apply to all Jews in Germany including foreign nationals.

In a formal reply to that statement, it was declared today, the Embassy points out that no distinction is made in Czechoslovakia between Jewish and non-Jewish nationals of Germany and that hence no distinction should be made in Germany between Jewish and non-Jewish Czechoslovakian citizens.

At the same time the Embassy confirmed that it had received a written reply to diplomatic representations concerning discrimination against Czechoslovakian Jewish citizens in which it was stated definitely that foreign Jews could expect to be treated in Germany under the same laws as German Jews.

At the Rumanian Embassy, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency was informed that a similar reply had been received to its representations.

The action by foreign offices here followed an order issued by the Ministry of Propaganda instructing all Jews, German and foreign, to dispose of printing plants and publishing houses inventoried at over 250,000 marks each by liquidation or sale to “Aryan” citizens.