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Bavaria Not to Modify Expulsion Decree

November 13, 1923
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The downfall of the Ludendorff-Hitler putsch has not affected favorably the situation of the Jews of Bavaria who are in greater panic than ever because of the expulsion decree ruthlessly applied in the case of so-called “aliens”.

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency investigator on arriving here has found that the Bavarian authorities are determined to carry through the expulsion. Following the representations by the Jewish community of Munich to Dictator von Kahr, Freiherr von Aufsess replied that the expulsion is directed exclusively against undesirables and that it affects in no way the religious belief of the deportee. “If”, he said, “the majority expelled are Jews it is because Jews constitute a huge proportion of the undesirables”.

Another high official declared to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency investigator that there can be no question of modification of the expulsions, on the contrary the Government feels that the Bavarian population is menaced by hunger and it is essential to expel all “aliens” that are not indispensable to the State.

It is understood, however, that Poland’s protest and threat of reprisals has caused considerable perturbation in official Bavarian circles and that the Government in its reply through the Polish Consul explained that the expulsions were not on the basis of citizenship but was based solely on the potential harmfulness of the individuals concerned.

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