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First Reich Commissar for Jewish Religion Named in Saar

The Reich today appointed the first State commissar for Jewish religious affairs. He is Dr. Oscar Schloss, a Jewish lawyer, who has been given control of synagogues and Jewish religious communities in the Saar.

The official announcement stated that Dr. Schloss will act under instructions of the Nazi authorities and will be directly responsible to the Section for Religious and Educational Affairs of the Reich Commissariat for the Saar.

Dr. Schloss is unknown in Berlin Jewish circles.