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Reich Jews Appeal to Government Against Further Economic Curbs

January 17, 1938
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The Council of the Reichsvertretung der Juden in Deutschland, Jewish representative body in Germany, has appealed to the Reich Government not to contract further the economic possibilities of the Jews lest a considerable part of the Jews be thrown on charity.

A resolution adopted by the council in Berlin states:

“A considerable part of Jewry in Germany, in which older classes predominate, is incapable of emigrating and will end its days in Germany. If it is not to become a burden on the public welfare system, means for obtaining a livelihood must not be completely closed to it. Even the continuation of ordered emigration – and only that keeps the emigrating doors open – is possible only if the economic existence basis of Jews in Germany is not further curtailed.

“Now Jews have been excluded from political, cultural and social life and from all leading economic positions. We appeal to the Reich Government to end the further contraction of existing possibilities of the Jews in Germany. We hope further that the possibility for personal intercourse between those who have emigrated and their relatives remaining in Germany will not be inhibited.”

The council also appealed to the Palestine Government and overseas countries with sparsely settled areas not to close their doors to Jewish immigrants, especially young and trained immigrants from Germany.

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