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U.S. Jews, Except Emigrants from Reich, Exempted from Property Registration

The German Government will exempt from the provisions of the Goering decree for registration of Jewish property American nationals “permanently domiciled abroad,” the State Department announced yesterday. The exemption, however, specifically excludes “former German nationals who have emigrated.”

Secretary of State Cordell Hull, at a press conference, read a brief summary of the German note handed by the German Foreign Office to United States Ambassador Hugh R. Wilson in reply to the American protest on application of the Goering decree to American nationals. The summary said that the Foreign Office had orally explained the exemption limitation as referring to “those who had emigrated for political reasons since 1933.”

Mr. Hull added that the American Government has asked the German Foreign Office for permission to release full text of the note and for clarification of “certain implications” in it.