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Nazi Campaign Not Sweeping, Says Baroness

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That the Nazi campaign against German Jews is not as sweeping as Americans think is the firm belief of Baroness von Arnim of Munich, who is visiting relatives here.

The Baroness declared that “we still buy from the same old Jewish merchants in Munich. But now we buy piece goods and make our own dresses.”

Despite their noble background, the von Arnims are completely in accord with Hitler’s program. The Baron serves in the German Aviation Ministry.

The Baroness is eager that Americans should understand that Hitler’s order sending German women back to the home is not as sweeping as it seems. When Hitler’s regime ordered German women to return to their homes and children there was much protest among American working women.

“You see, Germany is so poor that jobs and even food have to be apportioned carefully to keep people from poverty,” she said.

“Cases were gone into individually. Those women who had other means of support left their jobs, and they did it gladly for their country. For instance, my husband’s sisters were nurses in a hospital that included twenty-seven women on the staff. Only nine were found to need their jobs, so these nine stayed.

“My two older daughters are trained to take positions, but they work for nothing because the work must be done and their father can support them,” she added.

“Women who were just filling poor meaningless jobs did not mind leaving them and marrying. Thousands went to the altar when Hitler offered the marriage subsidy.

“But nothing was said at all about the women with special talent. They go right on being writers or doctors or lawyers,” the Baroness concluded.

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