BERLIN (Jul. 8)
The authorities today granted permission to the Jewish Culture Union to open a “ghetto” motion picture theatre in the Autumn where films barred to the “Aryan” public may be exhibited.
Thus, Jews alone will be able to view films in which such noted stars as Charles Chaplin and Elisabeth Bergner appear and which are banned in the Reich because they are considered “non-Aryan.”
To prevent an expected rush of “Aryan” film fans to smuggle their way into the “ghetto” theatre when Chaplin and Bergner films are shown the authorities will exercise strict control of ticket sales. Only Jews are permitted to attend functions of the Jewish Culture Union and must have special membership cards.
This development does not as yet mean that Jews are to be barred from cinemas open to the general public, although it is being strongly rumored that new laws separating “Aryan” and “non-Aryan” theatre and film-goers are under preparation and may be promulgated after the Olympic Games.
The Barasch Department Store of Magdeburg, recently involved in charges of racial defilement preferred against some of its sales-people, today passed into “Aryan” ownership.