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Jews Hauled off Trains in Bulgaria by Police; Many Arrested

Scores of Jews were hauled off trains running on the main railway lines of Bulgaria this week and placed under arrest for violating the recent decree that forbids Jews to travel, it was learned here today. The arrests took place when the Bulgarian police suddenly halted several trains and examined the papers of all the travellers.

Anti-Jewish activity in Bulgaria, which has been greatly intensified since King Boris openly aligned Bulgaria with Hitler, continues unabated, reports from Sofia disclose. An unnamed Jew was arrested this week for employing a Bulgarian who was wearing the uniform of a major in the Labor Corps.

Despite the government’s campaign the Bulgarian people are evidently reluctant to accept its anti-Jewish policy, it is indicated by an article appearing in the Bulgarian newspaper Vecherani Dness reaching here today. Svetlozar Pavlov, a Bulgarian journalist, writes that “There are still some naive people who think that the struggle against the Jews has been grafted onto Bulgarian life in blind imitation of foreign ideas.”

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