Hundreds of Jews in Hanover have received notice to evacuate their homes within twenty-four hours, it is reported today from Berlin. They will be permitted to take with them only the most necessary objects the report states, while the remainder will be sold and the proceeds turned over to then at a “given time.”
The Mayor of Hanover issued a statement saying that “in order to relieve the distressed situation caused by the war I see myself compelled to immediately narrow down the space available to Jews in this city. I, therefore, demand that you quit your abode immediately,” It is reported that one of the places assigned to the evicted Jews is the mortuary hall of a local Jewish cemetery.
Other reasons given for the action were: the fact that “Jewry of other countries has forced this war upon Germany; and a book written by “The Jew Kaufmann in New York.” (It is thought that the Nazis must be referring to “Germany Must Perish” written by Theodore Kaufman.)
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