Berlin (Jun. 16)
Thousands of Jews residing in Germany but not possessing German citizenship, most of whom are from Eastern Europe, may be expelled from the Reich en masse without provoking any conflict with their respective governments, according to a scheme involving a new labor law which is now in preparation, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learns today.
The law, which is to be declared effective as of July 1, provides that all foreign residents of Germany whose monthly earnings are less than 700 marks (about $196 at current exchange) must obtain special labor permits which, hitherto, have been unnecessary.
Those not obtaining the required permits will automatically lose their residence permits and will be compelled to leave Germany. The consulates of their countries will, in this case, not have sufficient grounds to intercede in behalf of their nations since each country is entitled to regulate its internal labor laws.
With this new ordinance, a mass exodus of Polish, Roumanian and Austrian Jews from the Reich is foreseen, since the required permits will undoubtedly be refused them. It is possible that the ordinance will not affect those who can prove they fled Russia ten years ago as anti-communists. Jews in this category, in any case, cannot be exiled since they hold Nansen, League of Nations, passports and other countries would not be obliged to receive them.