LONDON (Apr. 17)
Jewish children will be segregated in classrooms of all elementary and secondary schools of Bohemia-Moravia, it was reliably reported today from Prague as the ousting of Jews from the economic and social life of the Reich “protectorate” spurred Jewish emigration efforts.
Intense propaganda is being carried on for a ban on use of swimming pools and public baths by Jews, “to prevent Aryan women from being looked on by Jewish eyes,” reports said.
“Aryanization” of Jewish-owned business firms was proceeding apace. Lunch wagons displayed signs identifying them as Czech. The Philips radio company dismissed its Jewish general manager, Victor Graf, and two other Jewish managers. Cafes and restaurants throughout the country were ordered to follow the example of those in Prague and display “Jews Not Wanted” signs.
Many furniture vans were seen in Prague streets with signs, “To London and “To Tel Aviv.” So far the Jews who have emigrated have been, for the most part, physicians, lawyers and members of other liberal professions. The merchants and industrialists are awaiting liquidation of their enterprises. Among recent immigrants was the engineer, Aschermann, member of the Prague Municipal Council and director of the Jewish National Fund, who went to Palestine.
An exhibition of art objects opened in Boemisch-Leipa under the slogan, “Rescued from the Jew and preserved for the country.” The exhibition comprises art treasures collected, chiefly by six Jewish families, over a period of generations.
Jewish lawyers in Slovakia are not being permitted to take the oath of loyalty to the State required of all attorneys. Twenty Jewish journalists who acknowledged Hungarian nationality were expelled from Slovakia on 24 hours’ notice. During recent disorders in the Slovakian town of Kaesmark, a synagogue was partially destroyed and many Jewish shops were attacked.