WASHINGTON (Oct. 20)
The State Department today published the contents of Italy’s reply to the United States protest against application to American Jews of Fascist anti-Semitic discriminations and the decree for expulsion of post-war Jewish immigrants. The reply points out that the decree relates to foreign Jews in general and not only to Jews of American citizenship. It gives assurance that in the application of such measures American Jews “will not be treated Less favorably than other foreign Jews.”
The note draws attention to the fact that among the provisions adopted by the Fascist Grand Council on Oct. 7, important exceptions for foreign Jews were decided upon. The note points out that a special commission has been set up at the Ministry of interior for examination of individual cases involving Jews of foreign as well as italian citizenship.