Discrimination against Jewish war veterans here is growing more widespread although the government-controlled press has been carefully checked to see that no mention is made of the fact.
Two instances of the discrimination were revealed today.
An American Jew, born in Germany, volunteered to serve the Kaiser in 1914 when the war broke out. Enroute to his fatherland the ship was captured by the British fleet, and he was held as a prisoner until the war was over. He then made his permanent home in Germany, but was refused rights of a veteran because he did not actually serve on the front.
In a large southern German city a Jewish judge, also a war veteran, was dismissed from the bench after serving nine years and 364 days. Ten years’ service would have entitled him to the pension.
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