“stateless” Jews Given 1-2 Months to Quit Reich

The “staatenlos” class of persons, which is enlarging rapidly as a result of Poland’s systematic denationalization campaign, is being called increasingly to the police and told to leave the country within one or two months. Sometimes the period of grace is prolonged, but frequently Jews unable to emigrate are jailed for a few weeks and released with a new deportation order. Scores have been under “deportation arrest” three or four times.

Measures against Jews who are completing their emigration retraining are a comparatively new development. Students in the retraining courses receive a State unemployment dole of eight marks ($3.20) weekly, but they must guarantee to leave the country upon completion of the courses. Since the Anschluss, many of these students, who are being trained as carpenters, mechanics and farmers, have lost valuable time through besieging consulates of the “open” countries, including the United States and Australia, hence cannot possibly make good pledges to emigrate with “satisfactory speed.”

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