BERLIN (Nov. 20)
Jews must find new markets for German goods abroad before they will be permitted to import kosher meat to fulfill their religious dietary requirements, it was disclosed tonight.
With Jews prohibited from practicing kosher slaughtering within Germany, it was revealed at a meeting of religious leaders that notification had been received from the authorities that kosher meat could henceforth be imported only under “compensation transactions” from countries where Germany’s trade balance had been increased through Jewish efforts.
The first case of application of this policy was the rejection by the authorities of an agreement between a Berlin Jewish communal organization and an Austrian meat packer for shipment of kosher meat on the ground that Jewish firms in Germany were not exporting sufficiently to Austria to justify the transaction.
Although many Jews abroad are supporting a boycott of German products, the conference of religious leaders decided to appeal to foreign Jewish firms to buy German goods in order to make possible the compensation transactions.