“jim Crow” Railway Cars Urged for Jews Passing Through Reich
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“jim Crow” Railway Cars Urged for Jews Passing Through Reich

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ISOLATION OF JEWS IN SPECIAL COMPARTMENTS OF SLEEPING CARS ON TRAINS PASSING THROUGH NAZI GERMANY WAS SUGGESTED TODAY BY DAS SCHWARZE KORPS, ORGAN OF CHANCELLOR HITLER’S ELITE GUARD, THE HAVAS NEWS AGENCY REPORTED.

URGING THE GERMAN RAILWAY ADMINISTRATION TO SHOW MORE “CONSIDERATION” FOR ARYANS, THE PUBLICATION SAID THAT IN THE UNITED STATES “WHITE PEOPLE WILL NOT RIDE IN THE SAME COMPARTMENT WITH BLACKS.”

AT THE SAME TIME, IT ADVISED AGAINST PUTTING UP NOTICES AGAINST JEWS, SINCE THEY MIGHT BE SEEN BY FOREIGN TOURISTS.

THE ARTICLE SAID THAT THE INTERNATIONAL SLEEPING CAR COMPANY IS CONSIDERING THE USE OF SPECIAL CARS FOR JEWS.

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