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Contracts with “non-aryans” Held Legal in Reich

Contracts between “Aryans” and “non-Aryans” are still binding in Germany, according to a decision of a Cologne court, reported in the Koelnische Zeitung.

The court decided in favor of a Jewish firm suing an “Aryan” concern which had refused to accept delivery of goods under a contract. The defendant claimed it signed the contract not knowing it was doing business with a “non-Aryan.”

The court ruled that it was up to the defendant to take precautions against doing business with “non-Aryans.” A contrary ruling, it held, would introduce special treatment for Jews, although Fuehrer Adolf Hitler had placed the Jews under existing laws in economic matters.