Mass dismissals of Jewish doctors and dentists still attached to the sick fund panels on the strength of their war record which exempts them from the Aryan clause, is under way in Berlin and in various German states.
The excuse used is the recent government order restricting Jewish doctors to towns with more than 100,000 population. Jewish doctors and dentists are being excluded from the official medical directories on the same pretense.
According to reliable information obtained by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the pretext under which the Jewish war veterans are being dismissed is a deliberate misinterpretation of the government order which was directed exclusively against the employment of new Jewish doctors, and not against the exempted Jewish war veterans.
The Jewish Telegraphic Agency also learned that a new campaign against Jewish doctors is to be expected. German government circles maintain that the proportion of Jewish doctors on the sick fund panels is still too high, allegedly reaching fifty percent in Berlin.
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