Berlin (Sep. 21)
Leaders of the Jewish community in Berlin today won their battle for better treatment of the several thousand Jews in the city who have hitherto received the same treatment from the Allied administration as other Germans.
The Jews will now be classified by the Berlin city administration as “victims of Fascism” and will receive increased food rations. They will be treated not as Germans, but as persons who actively participated in the fight against the Nazis. They were denied such treatment up to now, the authorities taking the view that giving special treatment to German Jews could be interpreted as accepting Hitler’s policy of racial discrimination, despite the fact that these Jews spent years in Nazi concentration camps.