Entire Jewish Population of Pilzen to Be Deported; Jews Under 50 to Go to Poland

All Jews in Pilzen, one of the largest Czech cities, have been notified to be ready for expulsion, in accordance with a plan to “de-judaize” the Czech Protectorate, it is reported in pro-Nazi Czech newspapers reaching here to day. All Jews of Pilzen under the age of 50 will be deported to Poland while the older ones will be moved to the village of Cikanka, in the Protectorate, the Prague newspapers state.

The expulsion of the entire Jewish population from Pilzen follows the mass expulsions of Jews from Prague and Moravska-Ostrava which is continuing unabated. At the same time the Nazi-controlled Czech newspapers carry a warning to Czechs that they too will “share the fate of the Jews” if they continue to stubbornly display sympathy with the persecuted Jewish population.

A campaign to force the Czech film industry to produce anti-Jewish moving pictures has simultaneously been launched in the Prague newspapers. The Narodni Politika criticizes the producers for “still making use of old themes.” Instead, it urges them “to educate the nation through films showing the pernicious activities of the Jewish parasites,” in order to make the Czech people cease pitying the Jews.

The pro-Nazi Czech newspapers, as can be seen from their own articles, hardly have any influence upon the local population. The obvious failure of their systematic anti-Jewish propaganda is revealed by the fact that they must repeat their thrusts against Czechs who demonstrate their friendship to Jews, as well as by the announcement that a Czech version of the notorious Nazi anti-Semitic film “Jud Suss” will soon be shown to Czech peasants and workers in order to prove to them that they must not feel any compassion toward Jews.

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