Slovakian Jews Crowd Streets Upon Hearing News of Allied Victories, Nazis Charge

Slovakian Jews, with broad smiles on their faces, jam the streets every time news of an important Allied victory filters into the country, and are instrumental in spreading the speeches of President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill and Marshal Stalin, the German press in Slovakia charges in angry editorials demanding that the remaining Jews be deported.

An editorial in one of the Nazi papers received here today states: “The most dangerous Jews remain in the country, wandering the streets unhindered without wearing Stars of David. After Stalingrad, after every raid on German cities, after the fall of Sicily, the Jews crowded the streets and squares grinning shamelessly and telling the people about the enemy’s broadcasts, manufacturing rumors and spreading every speech made by Roosevelt, Churchill or Stalin. They are undermining the people’s confidence in the future; turn them out.” In recent weeks, as Allied victories mount, the Slovakian press has displayed great nervousness concerning the population’s attitude toward the Jews, and has reiterated time and again that if the United Nations win, the Jews will exact a terrible “revenge.”

The Czech Protectorate press reaching here today reports that an additional 59 Jews have been deprived of Czech citizenship and have had their property confiscated. No reason for the denaturalizations are given.

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