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Jews to Be Segregated in German Schools

September 23, 1936
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A law requiring segregation of Jewish children remaining in State schools is under preparation by the authorities it was announced today. The law will provide that only Jewish instructors may teach Jewish children, and only “Aryan” teachers teach German children.

In most parts of Germany, the segregation within the schools has already been effected by administrative order, and the new law will give legal backing to it.

A decree issued last year provided for separate schools for Jews, but difficulties in establishing a Jewish school system led the authorities to modify this by permitting gradual withdrawal of Jewish children from the State schools.

A project which would legally enable the authorities to confiscate Jewish realty on the ground that the nation owns all property was revealed today in an announcement sent to a number of Nazi Party leaders and Government officials for “expert examination.”

The projected law, which does not specifically refer to the Jews, is based on the “voelkischen” (national) principle. It provides:

1-The State is the supreme owner of all the lands in the Reich.

2-No one has absolute ownership of realty. Owners have the right only to maintain, administer and utilize property.

3-The State is entitled, with compensation, to deprive anyone of realty if he violates his obligations to the State. It can also designate the management of property.

4-The State is entitled to order how realty is managed and can also direct alterations of estates. If any changes result in damages, the owner can demand compensation.

5-The State can compel anyone to sell realty if his holdings are considered too extensive.

Robert Loy, head of the German Labor Front, indicated in an address to a conference of Nazi propagandists, that measures would be taken against Jews in commerce and industry.

“The will of the Nazi Party will be applied to commerce and artisanship,” he said. He spoke for an hour, giving instructions and outlining steps to be taken to this end. Similar conferences were held in various parts of Germany.

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