Parents Ask Abolition of Ghetto School
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Parents Ask Abolition of Ghetto School

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News that known Nazi teachers in the Vienna school system are being transferred to the ghetto schools for Jewish children created by the Austrian government has resulted in renewed demands by Jewish parents for the complete abolition of the schools.

Government authorities explain that transfer to the all-Jewish schools is intended to hun###liate the Nazi teachers, not the Jews.

The failure of the government to rescind the decree providing for the segregation of Jewish from non-Jewish children in the various public schools has forced the leaders of the Jewish community to intervene.


The Jewish community’s executive officers have asked for an interview with the city school commissioner to discuss the problem. Despite the fact that Chancellor Kurt Schuchnigg has issued instructions that the complaints of individual Jewish parents be considered, the interview has yet not been granted.

In the meantime, the ghetto system has been extended to include manual training high schools. Jewish children learning various crafts will henceforth receive instruction in specially arranged classes, it was announced.

The school ghetto decree was promulgated September 21, having been passed at a secret cabinet session July 4. In actual fact it prescribes the separation of Catholic children from non-Catholics, but in effect it is resulting in the separation of Jewish from non-Jewish pupils. Repeated attempts by Jewish leaders to halt promulgation of the law met with failure.

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