Confusion Marks Listing of Reich Jewish Property

Registration of Jewish property, under the Goering decree of April 27, was proceeding today with confusion. Foreign representatives were unable to obtain clarification of its effects on Jewish foreigners, yesterday’s summary not coinciding with today’s text of the decree’s application in the Reichgesetzblatt, the official gazette, in which no mention whatever is made of them.

Despite this omission, most diplomatic quarters were assuming that foreign Jews living in the Reich must register their property, apparently holding this view until a more authoritative statement is forthcoming or until the American and French protests are answered. Some circles voiced the belief that the matter was still under discussion by the Nazi authorities, some of whom apparently are unwilling to step on too many toes during the drive against the German Jews.

An executive order made public yesterday by Economics Minister Walther funk exempted non-resident foreign Jews with property in Germany, extended from June 30 to July 31 the registration deadline for German Jews living elsewhere in Europe and to Oct. 31 for those residing in other countries. The Funk edict said foreign Jews living in Germany were expected to register.

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