Report “ghetto” Laws Planned in Bohemia

Regulations providing for separation of Jews from non-Jews in the social life of the “protectorate” are under consideration by the Bohemian provincial government office, it was reported today by the Prager Abend, organ of Reich Protector Konstatin von Neurath.

The projected measures provide separation of Jews and non-Jews in restaurants, cafes, bars, reading rooms and similar public places. Wherever possible, such places will be obliged to install special rooms for the exclusive use of Jews.

Existence of the “ghetto” rooms, according to the Abend, will have to be announced in a conspicuous manner both outside and inside establishments providing them. Special rooms and special hours for Jews will also be introduced in all public baths, the newspaper said.

Jewish-owned commercial and industrial enterprises, under the projected regulations, will have to be marked by special signs. The regulations also provide for special arrangements to be made by hospitals, infirmaries, alms houses and nursing homes to prevent Jews and non-Jews using the same room and equipment at the same time. The newspaper adds that most district governors have already introduced such measures locally.

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