Clear-cut and strongly-worded instructions prohibiting the boycott against Jewish firms were again issued today by the Minister of Economics, Dr. Kurt Schmitt. The instructions were part of an official circular to all authorities in Germany not to distinguish between Aryan and non-Aryan enterprises. “Such distinctions aiming to boycott non-Aryans must eventually lead to difficulties in our economic system,” the circular declares.
Emphasis is also placed upon the fact that it will unavoidably lead to an increase in unemployment and the destruction of industry. The circular concludes with the assertion that Paul Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Public Enlightenment, also has agreed not to practice discrimination against any firm as long as it conducts its affairs in conformity with the existing laws.
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