BERLIN (Dec. 28)
The Nazi Party today lined up all “Aryans” behind a new extra-legal campaign to oust Jews from “Aryan”-owned houses. Hundreds of German tenants have already signed petitions distributed by Nazis from house to house calling on landlords to evict Jewish tenants since “Germans and Jews cannot be expected to live under the same roof in National Socialist Germany.”
The petition quotes the decision of a court in Halle refusing to a Jew the protection of the tenancy laws. No instances were recorded of German tenants’ refusing to sign the petition. The development was believed to indicate that the plan to segregate Jews in a ghetto had not been dropped despite official denials that the government intended to segregate Jews.
While Jews were being thrown out of “Aryan” houses, another campaign was in progress to take possession of houses owned by Jews.
Meanwhile, it was indicated that fewer than half of the 3,150 Jewish shops in Berlin will be “Aryanized” and the rest will be liquidated. Seven hundred shops have already passed into “Aryan” hands and 500 more are technically available for “Aryanization.” The remaining 2,515 were officially declared to be superfluous and subject to liquidation.