LONDON (Jun. 23)
It was reported from Prague today that President Emil Hacha of the protectorate has protested to Reich Protector Konstantin von Neurath against the forcible “Aryanization” of Jewish property as decreed on Wednesday.
Evidencing the unexpected nature of the sweeping anti-Jewish regulations issued by Baron von Neurath without consulting the Czech Government is an announcement issued on Tuesday by the Party of National Unity stating that the committee on the Jewish law had met that day and had decided to accelerate publication of the law.
The announcement, according to private advices from Prague, said that Rapporteur Nebelsky had declared that the committee had done its duty in trying to achieve speedy publication, approval and execution of the Jewish law. After receiving indications that the proposals were too mild, the committee raised no objections to their modification.
This constitutes the first official recognition that Baron von Neurath had rejected the proposals submitted by the Party of National Unity’s committee on the score of their mildness.
The homes of Jews who recently visited England have been subjected to search by Gestapo (German secret police) agents, it was learned. Official reason for the action was a search for “British spies.”
The Union of Czech German doctors has submitted a memorandum to Premier Elias demanding “Aryanization” of the medical profession in the protectorate.