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Rome Bans Jews from Firms Trading with Government; New Race Law Pends

The Interior Ministry, in an interpretation of the Italian racial laws, announced today that no Jew may work for Italian firms doing business with the Government and that the firms may not purchase supplies from Jewish distributors.

A new law will be published shortly providing three years’ imprisonment and a fine of $500 for anyone in the Italian Empire guilty of a crime against the Italian “race.” The crimes, however, have not been specified, each offense to be judged on its demerits. Eventually a code of “case” law will be compiled.