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Nazis Reported Drafting Jews into Army; Registration of Doctors Ordered

The Jewish Chronicle reported today that the German authorities have issued a decree making Jews liable to military service, in contradiction to a previous prohibition of Jews in the army.

The Berlin Jewish Community has been ordered to open a special bureau to register Jewish physicians, dentists and engineers for army service, the report said.

(Dispatches from Switzerland reaching Paris said all Jewish physicians in Germany and Austria who had been ousted from hospitals as a result of the Nuremberg laws and prohibited from treating “Aryans” have now been ordered to report for work in Nazi military hospitals for wounded brought from the western front.)

Jewish communities in Holland and Belgium have been ordered to provide labor squads to remove debris from the invasion, the Chronicle said. Jewish shops and houses were reported being stripped by the military, everything of value being removed.