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Jewish Community in Prague Appeals to Jews to Keep off Streets

August 19, 1941
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An appeal to the Jews of Prague to refrain from making themselves conspicuous was issued yesterday by the Prague Jewish Community exactly one month after the Nuremberg laws were officially proclaimed in the Protectorate.

The appeal specifically warns Jews against the use of taxis and reminds them that when using the street cars, they must ride only in the second car. It urges them to obey the police regulations with regard to the shopping hours and the ban on visiting public baths.

“Even in closely populated Jewish districts,” the appeal declares, “Jews should not promenade in the streets and should conduct themselves as modestly as possible. People with little understanding do harm not only to themselves, but to all the Jews,”

The Nuremberg laws, unofficially practiced in the Protectorate for many months, have been formally introduced by a decree published on July 17th in the Reichsgezetzsblatt.

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