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Germans Rescind Order Delaying Repayment of Special Taxes Imposed by Nazis on Jews

March 23, 1950
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Following strong protests by the Jewish communities of Germany the provincial government of Wuerttemberg-Baden today rescinded an order delaying the repayment of discriminatory emigration and property taxes levied against Jews by the Nazi regime.

Originally the provincial Finance Minister said that payment would not be made until after publication of a law which would tax all persons in Germany, including recipients of restitution or indemnification payments, in order to provide relief for Germans who lost assets and property in the war as a result of postwar legislation, particularly the currency reform.

The chief target of the Jewish complaints was Friedrich Strobel, co-author of the original Nazi emigration tax on Jews, who is now a finance official of the city of Stuttgart. Although the Wuerttemberg-Baden order has been rescinded, the Finance Minister will forward the Jewish protests to higher authorities.

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