BERLIN (Feb. 2)
The Angriff, Nazi organ, declares editorially that all Jews who “Aryanized” their names may be forced to resume their old names. Hereafter, it will not be permitted to give Jewish children German first names, the paper says.
The Minister of Interior recently issued comprehensive rules by which an assumed name is permitted only if the actual name is ridiculous, but which will not permit Jews to “Aryanize” their names, the editorial states.
“Measures have been taken by the proper authorities to assure that name changes which today are considered undesirable may be revoked by 1940,” the paper adds. “A special regulation concerns Jewish first names.”
Alfred Gruenspan, 48 years old, a former Government employee, has been sentenced to two months’ imprisonment by a Berlin court for concealing his Jewish origin. The verdict said, “The defendant repeatedly gave untrue statements in writing that he did not know he was of Jewish descent. It must be construed as a fraud if someone conceals his Jewish ancestry to obtain employment from a municipal or State authority. Such an act deprives a genuine member of the German people of the opportunity to fill the position.”
The Neumann firm, operating 100 corset and lingerie shops throughout Germany, has passed into “Aryan” hands.
Measures for the complete segregation of Jewish visitors at the Weisserhirsch resort near Dresden have been announced by the Gauleiter (Nazi district leader). Jews are permitted to stop only at Jewish-owned hotels and boarding houses where there are no German maids under 45 years of age. They are excluded from sun baths and public reading rooms and are permitted to take the waters only during a two-hour period.