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Nazis Intensify Anti-jewish Propaganda in Occupied Countries: Rumania Closed to Jews

Pressed by the Nazi Ministry of Propaganda, the radio stations in Paris, Holland, Yugoslavia and other Nazi-occupied territories launched today on an intensified anti-Jewish campaign, while the Governments of Nazi-controlled Rumania and Hungary announced new severe anti-Jewish measures.

A decree announced today over the Rumanian radio stations, completely prohibits the entrance of foreign Jews into the country irrespective of their citizenship. It was emphasised that by orders of the Rumanian premier, Gen, Antonescu, any Jew caught entering Rumania or trying to cross the frontier will be treated as a spy and shot. The measure is taken chiefly to prevent the entrance of Jews from Nazi-held Galicia where the Jewish population is reported to be suffering from actual hunger.

The Budapest radio today reported that 500 Jews “mostly of Eastern origin” were arrested during a large-scale police roundup. Simultaneously it was reported here today that in Pilsen, in the Czech Protectorate, an order was issued, prohibiting Jews from using the street cars and the auto busses.

The intensified anti-Jewish broadcasts emanating from the radio stations in Nazi dominated countries follows the lines of the Reich radio, accusing the Jews of being responsible for the war with Soviet Russia. The Nazi radio stations in Berlin and other German cities last night broadcast a “scientific report” coming from the Institute for Research on Jewish Questions, which the Nazis maintain in Frankfurt-on-Main, alleging that for the last twenty-five years “Jews have caused two wars and five revolutions.”

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