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Gerhardt Hauptmann Takes Stand Against Jewish Antisemites

Gerhardt Hauptmann, on the occasion of the first anniversary of the assassination of Walter Rathenau, writes in the TAGEBUCH: “Rathenau was a Jew. That was the cause of his being murdered. But fanatic German Christians were not the only ones that attacked Rathenau. Fanatic Germany Jews acted the same way towards him. In Munich, I spoke with Jews who expressed opinions that led to the murder of Walter Rathenau”.

“It was the joint enmity of German and Jewish anti-Semities”, H###upt###nn says in conclusion, “that created the atmosphere that made possible the assassination of so capable and devoted a man as Walter Rathenau”.The article has made a deep impression in all progressive circles.

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