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German Officials Charged with Bias Against Jews in Naming Custodians for Property

German authorities are discriminating against Jews in the appointment of custodians for former Nazi and aryanized Jewish property, it was charged today in a complaint lodged with the Military Government, which promised an immediate inquiry.

A Military Government spokesman told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that official policy “does not favor anybody.” All that is required is that the custodian be politically pure, but all persons regardless of race are on an equal footing regarding appointments.

Discussing the problem of Jews ousted from houses taken over by the Army to house dependents of officers and soldiers, the spokesman said that the Jews and other persecutees must vacate the same as other Germans, but the local government is obligated to find them equally comfortable quarters elsewhere.