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High Court Refuses to Recognize Nazi Commissar over Vienna Firm’s Czech Branch

The Court of Appeals today annulled a decision by the District Court of Eger, city in the Sudeten German Area, recognizing the authority of a Nazi commissar appointed for the Vienna Jewish fur concern of Arthur Horovitz as extending to the firm’s Eger branch.

The higher court ruled that the Austrian law on commissars was valid only in Austria and recognition of a Nazi commissar in this country would conflict with the Czechoslovak Constitution guaranteeing the inviolability of private property.

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