Reich Lists 6 Conditions for Passports to Jews
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Reich Lists 6 Conditions for Passports to Jews

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A new series of passport regulations just put into effect provides that Jews may obtain passports to travel abroad only under one of six conditions. These conditions are listed as follows:

1– If they are prepared to emigrate permanently with the certification of a responsible emigration body;

2– If a near relative is seriously ill or dies in another country, in which case adequate proof of the facts is required;

3– If satisfactory proof is shown that the prospective traveler is proceeding in serious preparation for future emigration;

4– For reasons of health, in which case certification by a Government doctor is required;

5– If the applicant shows proof that he is traveling to consult children who have ended studies abroad and are about to enter a business or profession;

6– If the applicant is desirous of making a business trip which will result in bringing foreign exchange into the country.

The establishment of definite regulations tends to stabilize and clarify the situation, which has been distressingly uncertain owing to varied practices in different districts. In berlin, wholesale cancellation of Jewish passports has been proceeding, the papers being marked”not valid outside of Germany.”

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