Berlin (Feb. 1)
(By Our Berlin Correspondent)
The connection between Ford’s anti-Jewish campaign and anti-Semitism in Europe has been demonstrated again. Statistical misinformation regarding the influence of Jews in Germany’s schools and educational institutions, which was assiduously compiled here by the correspondent of the “Dearborn Independent,” traveled all the way to Ford’s organ in Dearborn, Michigan, and back again to Berlin. Thus the “Dearborn Independent” has become a purveyor of “enlightenment” for the German Jew haters who are only too happy to receive such cooperation.
According to the false statistics of the “Dear born Independent’s” correspondent there are in Germany today 2,000,000 Jews, four times as many as before the war, and of these 40 per cent are declared by him to be engaged in business as against 9 per cent of the general population. In a similar way he presents fantastic figures about the wealth of the Jews and their influence in the universities and higher schools of education.
While the lies regarding Jewish wealth and influence in business and politics have been refuted again and again the latest inventions about Jewish predominance in Germany’s educational institutions deserve special attention.
A refutation of the “Dearborn Independent’s” figures can easily be found in the authoritative Kunze Calendar, or the Philological Year Book which gives statistics on the German universities and higher schools of education in Prussia and the other states of Germany.
From this source we learn, first of all, that there is not one Jew in the German Ministry of Education nor on any of the provincial school councils. Likewise there are no Jews to be found among the 356 college departmental deans (Oberstudiendirektoren) nor among the directors of the 316 higher schools (hoehere Schulen) for boys and girls. The same is true of the 570 part-time colleges. Only the two Jewish Stiftungsanstalten in Frankfurt am Main, the Philanthropin school and the University for Technical Sciences, are under the directorship of Jews.
Prussia has 1,062 higher schools (hoehere Schulen) with a teaching personnel of 12,007 directors and teachers of whom 1,017 are women. Among these 12,007 teachers there are but 110 Jews, that is, the percentage of Jews to the rest of the teaching force in the higher schools is less than 1 per cent, and this number has not been increased since the period prior to the war.
The statistics show that there are only 14 cities where Jewish teachers are to be found present in any numbers in the hoehere Schulen. First comes Berlin with 66 Jewish teachers, but even here they constitute only 3 per cent of the teaching force of these schools. Frankfurt am Main is second with 29 Jewish teachers, but of this number 22 are teachers at the Jewish Stifts schulen. Aside from Berlin and Hessen-Nassau there are but 11 other Jewish teachers in Prussia.
The number of Jewish departmental teachers in state educational institutions can be counted on the fingers of one hand, and the same situation prevails in the city gymnasiums, Realgymnasiums, Lizees, etc.