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New Humiliating Laws Issued for Jews in the Czech Protectorate

Unable to introduce ghettos for Jews in the Czech Protectorate because of local conditions, the Nazi authorities in Prague, this week forced the Czech administration to issue a number of humiliating anti-Jewish regulations in order to divert the attention of the population from the constantly growing hardships resulting from the prolonged war.

Newspapers reaching here today from Prague report that the Nazi authorities in the Protectorate are determined to remove the Jews from public sight through various administrative measures. In the city of Klatovy an order was issued this week prohibiting Jews from appearing on the town square and walking on the main streets and in the public parks. Jews are also forbidden to bathe within five kilometers of Klatovy or any other bathing places used by the “Aryan” population. Other anti-Jewish measures introduced this week as reported in the Lidove Noviny and the Neuer Tag, Prague newspapers reaching here today, are

1. Jews are not allowed to buy commodities directly from the producer.

2. No Jew is permitted to visit public establishments and fairs.

3. The use of taxi-cabs and bicycles is prohibited to Jews.

4. Jews are not to buy any tobacco, not even through intermediaries.

5. Jews may visit barber shops on Tuesdays and Fridays only, and only between 2 and 3 p.m. The razors used for shaving Jews must be kept apart from those used for non-Jewish customers.

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