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SS Orders Expulsion of Soviet Jews From Germany

(January 5, 1938)

BERLIN, January 5, 1938.
Received January 10, 1938.
SV 6 1/38 469 30g
(Pol. 1 69 g (V)
Subject: Soviet Russians in Germany.
Reference: Gestapo Instruction II A 4 1792/36 of October 24, 1936.

I request that the State police authorities competent to order expulsion from the Reich be instructed to expel from Reich territory upon 10 days' notice all Soviet Russian nationals in their district who are Jews, on the basis of section 2, paragraph 3, of the law of March 23, 1934, concerning expulsion from the Reich, Reichsgesetz-blatt I, page 213, without giving further grounds. No postponement is to be permitted by reason of any legal measure which may be instituted. If the departure is not carried out within the time limit, the expulsion shall be carried out by deportation over the Reich boundary. When there are several Soviet Russian nationals who are Jews in the district of a State police authority, the execution of the expulsion shall be appropriately distributed over the period up to February 15, 1938. The holders of Soviet Russian service(1) and diplomatic passports shall be exempt from the expulsion.

Gestapo Office II A 3 is to be informed immediately by teletype of the ordering and the execution of expulsion from the Reich, with complete personal data (surname, first name, occupation, date and place of birth, residence, employer) as well as the date of the expulsion order and the date of departure from Germany.

Supplement for Headquarters of the State Police in Berlin:

Leo Arinstein (the Soviet Embassy's physician), a Soviet Russian born on November 3, 1872, in Kiev and residing at Schaperstrasse 31 in Berlin-Wilmersdorf , shall be temporarily exempt from the foregoing measure.

By direction:

By teletype to all State police headquarters and State police offices. Copy transmitted for your information.

By direction:

(1) A marginal notation reads as follows: "Commercial delegation?"