CINEMA: Bergner Banned

Three days before last week's Berlin premiere of Catherine the Great, British-made cinema in which Elizabeth Bergner, Austrian-born Jewess, plays the young queen (TIME, Feb. 19), Minister of Propaganda Paul Joseph Goebbels issued a pro- nouncement: "Non-Aryans who had disappeared and who had apparently, for the most part fled abroad, are again appearing in German theatres. ... It must not come to this, that the public takes to self-help to defend itself. . . ." To make the pronouncement plainer, Dr. Goebbels' newspaper, Der Angriff, published an article which flayed Jewish actors...

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