BERLIN (Dec. 6)
Jews here were unable today to drive their automobiles, attend cinemas or theaters, or enter the governmental and other reserved sections of the capital as decrees announced last Saturday went into effect.
For the last two months automobiles owned by Jews have had special registration number all higher than 350,000, and it was easy for police to identify any violations. The question of trucks owned by Jews has not yet been settled. Out of the 144,000 automobiles in Berlin, about 2,000 are owned by Jews.
(Original announcement of the decrees stated Jews had until Dec. 31 to turn in their drivers’ permits.)
Julius Philippson, A German Jew, 44, was sentenced to life imprisonment today for plotting against the security of the state. The Voelkischer Beobachter announced that this sentence would be followed by others this week involving Philippson’s accomplices. The condemned man was accused of organizing secret meetings and distributing illegal literature and phonograph records, from 1934 to 1937. On May I and the anniversary of the Beer Hall Putsch on Nov. 9, Philippson was stated to have distributed numerous tracts and leaflets. He was even charged with sending “insulting letters” to chancellor Adolf Hitler, propaganda minister Paul Joseph Goebbels, and Hitler’s nazi deputy, Rudolf Hess.