Menu JTA Search

U.s., British Czechs, Tell Praha They Oppose Anti-jewish Legislation

SIGN UP FOR THE JTA DAILY BRIEFING

Czechs living in America and England, it was warned today, have submitted a memorandum to the Czech Government registering heir opposition to a proposed law curbing participation of Jews in the nation’s, economic and cultural life.

Meanwhile, it was reported that President Emil Hacha and a number of ministers, are opposing introduction of radical anti-Jewish legislation. Some ministers are of the opinion that such legislation will be introduced only under foreign pressure.

It was learned that the Jewish problem will be outlined by Slovak Premier Joseph Tiso in a governmental declaration to be read tomorrow at the open-ag of the Slovak Diet. Dr. Tiso is expected to underline the principle of a “Christian outlook” and a proportional system for elimination of Jews from the profess ions.

Elimination of Jews from contacts between the Germans and the Czechoslovaks was one of six demands listed by the pro-Nazi German minority today for fulfillment by the Government. In a program published in the Prager Zeitung Dienst, organ of minority leader Ernst Kundt, the Germans called on the Government to grant them complete political liberty “equaling that of the German Nazis.”

NEXT STORY