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Slovak Jews Will Be Confined in Isolation Camps, Interior Minister Announces

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Deportation of Slovakian Jews to provincial towns, which has been proceeding at a rapid pace, is only a temporary measure prior to their being confined in isolation camps, according to an announcement by Slovakian Minister of the Interior, Sano Mach, in the Hlinka Guard organ Gardista, which reached here today.

Commenting on recent anti-Jewish demonstrations in some of the towns to which Bratislava Jews have been deported, the Gardista, in an editorial entitled “Voice of the People, Voice of God,” writes that the demonstrations were spontaneous and prove that Slovakian anti-Semitic measures are not dictated from Berlin.

Meanwhile, the yellow Mogen David, which all Jews in Nazi-held territory must now wear, is being used as a pretext for further anti-Jewish incitements in Slavonia and Croatia, according to reports in the Zagreb newspaper, Havatski Narod, reaching here today. In Osijek, the provincial capital of Slavonia twenty-five Jews were severely punished for appearing in a motion-picture theatre without Mogen Davids sewn on their clothes. The Havatski Narod appeals to the public to report other such “scandals.” The Czech Fascist paper, Vlajaka, organ of a pro-Nazi group favored by the Czech “protector” Reinhard Heydrich, rails against baptized Jews in the Protect torate who are allowed to attend church services even though they must wear the yellow badge, and are offered pews by Czechs.

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