American School in Berlin Re-opened After U.S. Intervention

The American School here, which was closed down last June under anti-Semitic pressure, following intervention of the American Consulate General has been permitted to reopen and to continue to accept Jewish pupils, it was learned today.

Gregor Zimmer, director of the school, issued the following statement to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency: “The Reich authorities reacted reasonably when it was pointed out to them that 300 German schools are permitted to operate peacefully in America. The school has not only been permitted to readmit Jewish pupils and accept new ones, but also to reinstate the sole Jewish teacher of the staff whom we had been forced to dismiss several months before the school was closed down. At the present time, one third of the enrollment is Jewish, the same proportion as last year.”

The school, which has been in existence ten years, serves as a “little America” in Berlin, not only for children of resident Americans, including members of the diplomatic corps, but, of late, for Jewish children whose parents were anxious to inculcate them with the spirit of their future homeland.

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