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Czechs Reported Ready to Curb Jews in Business, Civil Service on Reich’s Demand

A Czechoslovak anti-Semitic program on German lines was forecast in German circles today as a result of the continued conversations of Foreign Minister Frantisek Chvalkowski of Czechoslovakia at Munich.

Informed circles reported that Praha had already pledged to keep Jews out of the Government and out of important civil service posts. Moreover, Nazi circles were convinced that within a few months Jewish influence in the economic sphere would be the subject of rulings closely following the pattern of the Third Reich. The Czechoslovak Government, it was reported, will ask Jewish financiers and industrialists to liquidate their holdings voluntarily, with the implied threat that otherwise this will be ordered by law.

The Czechoslovak economic delegation scheduled to come here shortly will comprise a gamut of Czech economic activity and will be met cordially, provided that it promises Reich ideas will determine Czech internal policy.