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Bavarian Police Seize Passports of Wealthy Jews

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The secret state police in Bavaria today seized the passports of hundreds of Jews in what was interpreted as an effort to prevent wealthy Jews from leaving the country.

Most of those whose passports were taken up are business men who had been planning, under Nazi pressure, to sell their enterprises to “Aryans.” Passport seizures were particularly numerous in the cities of Munich and Woerzburg.

Simultaneously, the Reich foreign exchange office introduced new restrictions on the withdrawal of possessions from the country by Jewish and other emigrants.

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