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Reich Warns Jews Against Breaking ‘law’

December 31, 1934
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New orders issued yesterday sharply reminded the Jews of Germany that discriminatory legislation set in motion in the early days of the Hitler regime is still strongly in force and are to be obeyed.

The first order pointed out that schechita, the Jewish ritual method of preparing meat, is forbidden by law everywhere within Germany. It warned the Jewish population that any transgression of the anti-schechita laws, even including importation of kosher meat from adjoining countries, is punishable by a fine of 10,000 marks.

The second order struck a cruel blow at the “non-Aryan” lawyers debarred from practice by Nazi decrees “purifying” the administration of justice. It forbade them to advertise themselves as “former lawyers” and to seek positions in that capacity. The standing which many of the “non-Aryans” enjoyed in the legal profession brought them, despite disbarment on racial and religious grounds, many clients seeking advise in cases which would not require appearance of the attorneys in court. Reiteration of the ban on these former lawyers calling themselves “former lawyers” is expected to deprive them even of this amount of patronage, since now they cannot identify themselves at all with their former calling.

Enforcement of this order is expected to work grave hardships on these men and to aggrevate further the problem of furnishing relief for former professionals.

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