Big Cigarette Firm, Controlled by Jews, Taken over by Nazis
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Big Cigarette Firm, Controlled by Jews, Taken over by Nazis

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The Nazi drive to oust Jews from every position in the industrial and business world struck the Garbaty concern, famous cigarette manufacturers, today. The proprietors of the concern were ordered today by the Nazi cell formed among their employees to dismiss all Jews in their employ. When the proprietors, who are Jewish, hesitated in fulfilling this demand, they were shown the official order of the National Socialist party to the Nazi cell instructing it to permit no Jews to remain with the firm. Among the employees who were thus unceremoniously ousted, were some who had been with the Garbaty concern for twenty-eight years.

The list of Jewish firms which have had to accede to demands such as these, grows daily. Many of the Jewish proprietors, in protest, pay their Jewish workers three or four months wages, liquidate their businesses and flee the country. Others merely hand the keys over to the Nazi cells and walk out.


The announcement yesterday, tightening frontier control, it was learned today, was particularly aimed against Jewish refugees and was intended to prevent the export of currency, valuable and documentary evidence about Nazi atrocities. It is coupled with a rigorous check on the accounts of Jews in German banks. Any Jew, withdrawing a substantial amount of cash from his bank is visited on the same day by members of the new political police and interrogated on why he has made the withdrawal.

He is also asked to produce the sum of money withdrawn as proof that it has not been smuggled out of the country. If he is unable to pro-

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