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‘white Book’ Lists Nazi Repressions

May 22, 1935
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smaller concerns—by systematic boycott.


Despite the emigration of Jews from Germany, there are still half a million left who are urgently in need of relief, the White Book discloses. It estimates that at least 25,000 German Jewish refugees now scattered throughout Europe are in need of actual relief.

Reviewing the effects of the Nazi decrees against non-Aryans, the White Book brings out that these decrees permitted the withdrawal of non-Aryans’ licenses as professors, instructors, and lecturers at colleges and universities; excluded persons of non-Aryan descent from service as officials of the Reich, states, and communes, and dismissed those who married persons of non-Aryan descent; provided that numerous non-Aryan holders of honorary offices be dismissed; cancelled the admission of non-Aryan lawyers and excluded others from practice; provided that non-Aryans be rejected as arbitrators; excluded them as tax consultants; expelled them as physicians and dental technicians from the national health insurance panels forbade partnership of “Aryan” and non-Aryan doctors; limited the ratio of non-Aryan students in both the public and private schools; eliminated the rabbis from the local committees of education; restricted non-Aryans in the motion picture, theatre, journalistic, and broadcasting enterprises: curbed them in stock exchanges; limited the possibilities of their securing contracts; and in other ways restricted their rights as citizens and their opportunities for participation in the economic, social, and cultural life in Germany.

A considerable section of the White Book is devoted to an account of the agitation preceding the enactment of these laws. Modern anti-Semitism in Germany, the White Book declares, “was manufactured or at least stirred into flame by the Nazis in a campaign dating from 1920.

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