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Nuremberg Schools First to Bar Jewish Children

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Nuremberg became the first city in Germany in which all Jewish children were ousted from the public elementary schools as an edict barring Jews from State schools went into effect throughout the country.

Newspaper reports said that while Jewish pupils of elementary schools will be transferred to schools organized by the Jewish community, Jewish students in high schools have been segregated into separate sections where they will be taught by Jewish teachers.

The authorities abandoned their original plans for instituting a segregation system in the elementary schools when Jewish parents gave notice they were withdrawing their children from State schools and placing them in “ghetto institutions.”

The Minister of Education in Bavaria, according to newspaper reports, completed plans for segregating the 1,450 pupils in the elementary and secondary schools in that province.

On the eve of the effective date of the Education Ministry’s edict to completely oust Jews from State schools, a modified ruling was issued permitting 24,000 out of 44,000 Jewish children to remain in the public schools temporarily. Difficulties encountered by Jewish communities through lack of funds in setting up separate schools in time were given as the reason. On Wednesday the other 20,000 children the other 20,000 children will begin attending Jewish communal schools.

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