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West German Mines’ Head Forced to Resign As Drive on German Jews Continues

April 7, 1933
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From Cologne, it is learned that Paul Silverberg, chairman of the West German Mines and of the Industrial Chamber of that city, has been forced to give up his post.

The General Electric Company has given notice to all Jewish employees. From the Rudolphe Mosse publishing and advertising enterprises have been dropped one hundred and eighteen employees of all grades.

Dr. Alfred Lenhard Tietz, head of the Tietz Department Store Corporation, has been obliged to submit his resignation, with those of four Jewish fellow-directors and eight Jewish members of the governing board. A number of these, however, it is expected, will continue in advisory capacities.

While the heavy hand of the Nazis has been officially lifted from Jewish business houses, the pressure against Jews in other walks of life, especially in the professions and among civil servants, continues unabated.

Thousands of Jewish judges, professors and lecturers, directly employed by the state, and lawyers and notaries, whose livelihood depends on the goodwill of the state, have been “liquidated”.

Minister Goering’s announcement that in the future foreign dentists, physicians and chemists would not be allowed to sit for examinations, a necessary preliminary to their practice, is particularly directed against Jews, including German Jews, who are regarded, under Nazi doctrine, as being members of a separate nationality within the German Reich.

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