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South African Nationalist Party Congress Falls to Lift Ban on Membership of Jews

November 21, 1948
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The Congress of the Transvaal Nationalist Party today concluded without consideration of a proposal to remove an existing ban on the membership of Jews in the party.

It is believed that opponents of the move to lift the ban persuaded the executive committee to drop the matter, thus leaving the prohibition in effect and at the same time avoiding embarrassing discussion. Leib Brandt, one of several Jews who planned to organize a pro-Nationalist group in the Jewish community, today stated that he was not proceeding with the organization in order “not to embarrass the government.”

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