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Berlin Alpine Club Ousts Jewish Members for Protesting Discrimination

October 12, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The agitation against Jewish sport lovers in the German Alpine Association took a new turn today at the meeting of the Berlin section of the Association with the decision to exclude from membership the Jews who objected against the institution by the branch some time ago of an anti-Jewish numerus clausus.

Some of the excluded Jews have been members of the Association for many years, as for instance, the banker, Max Schlesinger, who belonged to the Alpine Association for 45 years and Professor Borchardt, who was a member for 37 years.

The agitation against the Jews in the Alpine Association of Austria and Germany has been going on for a long time. The first definite action against the Jews was taken by a number of Alpine branches in 1925. The Berlin branch at its meeting on March 14, 1925 adopted the numerus clausus against Jews. At that time it was stated that the Jewish members of the Association would not resign but would continue to fight within the ranks for the abolition of this discriminatory measure.

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