Commissars Barred in Moravia; Refugee Camp Planned Near Gdynia

The administrative authorities of Moravia have prohibited installation of special commissars in Jewish enterprises, at the same time forbidding the purchase, renting or donation of partially or totally Jewish businesses or property. Violations will result in severe punishment.

The anti-Semitic daily Prazski List publishes an article demanding that Jews contribute to a “forced loan” of 10,000,000 Czech crowns (about $300,000) on the grounds that for 20 years the Czechs had been “robbed by the Jews, who lived in luxury while the Czechs worked for them and starved.”

Meanwhile, plans for establishment of a large camp for Czech refugees near Gdynia, Poland, were reported today to be under way in Prague. Odd Nansen, founder and president of the Voluntary Nansen Assistance Committee, who is now in Prague on a survey of the refugee problem, is said to be working on the project and to have initiated negotiations with the Polish Government.

Release of Marie Schmolka, head of the HIAS-ICA Emigration Association in Prague, was reported today. Madame Schmolka was reported arrested by the Gestapo shortly after occupation of Prague by the German army.

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