Jews Ousted from Trade in Slovakia Called Back As ‘advisers’

Jews eliminated from trade and industry in Slovakia had to be brought back in the capacities of “advisers, informants and instructors,” drawing salaries but not allowed to share in the profits, it was learned today. The Government was apparently forced to make this concession to prevent complete breakdown of the Slovak economic system, which was built up almost entirely by Jews.

Extensive utilization of Jewish commercial and industrial experience was revealed for the first time in a Government order published in the newspaper Veljkov which forbade Jews to hold any titles showing that their functions were other than purely advisory, informatory and instructional.

Jews are not permitted to make decisions or independently organise sale, purchases of production, open letters addressed to the concern employing them or receive trade secrets and information on the financial and social status of the concern. The Central Commercial Board will fix all salaries paid to Jews for the “advisory and instructional” work.

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