Berlin (Nov. 19)
The Executive of the Union for Combating Anti-Semitism, a non-Jewish organization, of which ex-Minister Dr. Gottheim is President, and Dr. Fehrenbach, former Premier of the German Republic is Vice-President, has issued a manifesto in connection with the General Election to the Reichstag and to the Prussian Diet on December 7th.
The manifesto urges electors to vote only for candidates who pledge themselves to fight against anti-Semitism. The German National anti-Semitic agitation, it points out, is again playing a leading part in the present election campaign. The National Socialist Freedom Party and the German National People’s Party have raised a cry against the non-existent alleged domination of the Jews in Germany. They have made this the chief plank in their campaign. They have dug up all the old exploded anti-Semitic lies and are exploiting them. “Anti-Semitism is a danger to Germany. It will degrade Germany to the position of Poland, Roumania and Czarist Russia. How can we expect justice from others. If we deny it to our fellow-citizens? This fight is one to remove the virus of anti-Semitism from the body politic of the German nation, and to restore internal peace among the citizens of our Fatherland,” they state.