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Harry Baur, Film Star, Arrested in Berlin for Hiding Jewish Ancestry

The well-known film actor, Harry Baur, was arrested in Berlin three weeks ago, charged with forging his certificate of ancestry to conceal a remote Jewish forbearer, it is reported today in the Svenska Dagbladet, a Swedish newspaper.

At the time of his arrest, Baur had just completed work in a new film which has now been banned by Propaganda Minister Goebbels “because Baur is tainted.” Scrapping the film will cost the Tobis Co., the producer, about two-million marks, the paper said.