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Report Only Six Percent of Jewish Artists in Germany Unaffected by Boycott

January 9, 1933
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An alarming number of Austrian Jewish artists and musicians, formerly employed in Germany, are the victims of the furious anti-Semitic campaign conducted by the Nazis.

Many Jewish artists and musicians who were formerly employed in German theatres and orchestras have been forced to return to Austria, where they are leading a penurious existence. This condition is said to apply to artists who formerly enjoyed an international reputation.

Statistics compiled by a number of Jewish artists reveal that only 6% of Jewish artists in Germany are unaffected by the anti-Semitic boycott in German theatres.

In November 1932, 182 German theatres refused to employ any Jewish artists. Non-Jews of Semitic countenance were dismissed from their posts as well.

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency learns that several prominent German

Jewish artists are preparing to combat the anti-Semitic discrimination and are consulting competent Jewish organizations and personalities as to the action to be taken.

It is learned here further that a German Jewish travelling theatre may be organized for the purposes of a world tour, the proceeds of which will be used to alleviate the distress of Jewish artists. The former director of the municipal theatre in Karlsruhe, Herr Norden, is the author of the latter plan and such prominent artists as Fritz Kornner, Elizabeth Bergener and Fritz Massary are said to be interested in it.

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