Emigration of 250 Jews Daily Still Nazi Goal in Protectorate, London Hears

The Nazi authorities are still pressing for the emigration of 250 Jews daily from Bohemia-Moravia, it was reported in The Times today by a correspondent who recently visited the Protectorate.

The correspondent said that since the Nazi invasion the Jewish population of the Protectorate had decreased from 175,000 to 76,000 as of last October and an estimated 5,000 more Jews have left since that date.

“The most insistent drive against the Jewish population,” the writer declared, to force them out of the country. Bohemia was to be judenrein this month in order to celebrate the first anniversary of the Protectorate. Those left without means have been warned to make their way out under pain of being transported to the enclave in Poland.

Measures against the Jews, the correspondent said, were being effected without recourse to legislation and simply by Gestapo fiat. Property of Jewish organizations has been confiscated and there have been wholesale dismissals of Jews from employment. Jews are forbidden to be on the streets after certain hours, are barred from restaurants and cafes and may not be treated at State hospitals. Jewish children are admitted to Czech schools up to four per cent of the total enrollment.

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