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Praha Acts to Check Anti-semitism; Lifting of Ban on Nazi Papers Put to Berlin Pressure

The Government is definitely continuing to discourage anti-Semitism of any kind, while permission granted for circulation of nine nazi newspapers and sale of chancellor Adolf Hitler’s “mein kampf” was semi-officially ascribed today to “irresistible pressure from berlin.”

The Praha police yesterday raided the Union of Czech Doctors and confiscated anti-Jewish circulars reading, “The Jews are guests of the Czech nation; we are not demanding a numerus clausus but a numerus nullus.”

The Government also banned a meeting of the Chamber of Lawyers which had been scheduled to discuss introduction of an “aryan paragraph” in its constitution.

Labels bearing the inscription “Jews Not Welcomed Here” have been affixed to a number of shops without consent of the owners. Some shopkeepers are removing the stickers. On the other hand, the proprietor of a large one-price store has put up a sign indicating that his was a “pure Czech, Christian concern” and warning that rumor mongers would be prosecuted.

The Nazi publications permitted to circulate, under a decree rescinding a former ban, are: The Voelkischer Beobachter, Der Angriff, the Berliner Boersen-Zeitung, the Berliner Tageblatt, the Frankfurter Zeitung, the Muenchener Neueste Nachrichten, the National Zeitung of Essen, the Neue Freie Presse and the Neues Wiener Journal.