Berlin (Jul. 10)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
That the 15,000,000 people in Germany who voted for the confiscation of the property of the former German royal family are “slaves of world Jewry” and ought to be expelled from the country is the statement made by the “Deutsche Zeitung,” the organ of the anti-Semitic German National Peoples’ Party.
“Clemenceau has said,” the paper declares, “that Germany has 20 million people too many. The fact is that Germany has nearly 15 million people too many–those fourteen and a half million who voted for confiscation without compensation. These 15 million are not to be reckoned as Germans. They are slaves of the Communist International and of World Jewry.”
The whole of the democratic press has entered into a polemic against the “Deutsche Zeitung.”
The “Vossische Zeitung” asks: “What is to be done with these 15 million people? The only logical thing would be to wipe them out, to wipe out about half the German nation. Yet even then, if all these 15 million people were wiped out, the problem would still remain unsolved. For among those who did not vote for confiscation there were millions of followers of Rome and very many Jews. We do not see what the few hundred thousand people who will be left behind after the majority of the nation has been wiped out will do to enable Germany to live together with the rest of the world.”
Israel Hecht, who died in Philadelphia, Pa., on July 3rd at the age of sixty-six, bequeathed the bulk of his estate, estimated to be worth from $500,000 to $1,000,000, to the creation of a trust fund to buy coal for worthy poor families.
This provision will become effective upon the death of Mr. Hecht’s widow, Mrs. Fannie Hecht who is to receive the income of the estate after deducting bequests, during her lifetime.
Mr. Hecht was active in local Jewish communal activity and was a contributor to the Federation of Jewish Charities.
The will provides that the estate upon the death of Mrs. Hecht is to be administered as “The Samuel and Henriette Hecht Foundation to Furnish Free Coal for the Poor, Established under the will of Israel Hecht.” The foundation is designated as a memorial to the late Mr. Hecht’s parents.
The average monthly receipts of the world Jewish National Fund are $111,408. This sum is in excess of the average rate last year, which was $108,473, a statement issued by the Fund declared.
The Jewish National Fund expected to double last year’s income on the supposition that Europe would contribute at least the same amount and America much more. The receipts from Europe show a considerable decline owing to the continued economic crisis. While the Fund collected last year in Poland $215,990 by the end of May this year it has only obtained $136,765.