The question debated in Germany as to whether or not Henry Ford has withdrawn his “International Jew” from circulation, which has arisen due to the continued advertisements of the book by the Hammer Verlag, is commented upon by the New York “Day.” German anti-Semites and American Jews are both interested in this question, the paper says.
“We American Jews too are interested to know whether or not Henry Ford has withdrawn his book from the market, in accordance with his undertaking in his letter to Louis Marshall, and whether the book is being sold at anti-Semitic bookstores as it was before Mr. Ford’s recantation. We American Jews are interested to establish whether his promise to ‘right the wrong’ done us was made sincerely or it was merely a meaningless phrase. If he meant it sincerely, how does he strive to keep his word? For, in our opinion, even if a man were to take a hundred ritual baths a day, but continue to hold the contaminating matter in his hand, he is not cleansed.
“We are interested to know this and we have a right to be interested in order to bring clarity to the subject. By virtue of this right we direct our inquiry to those among us who have been mediators between Ford and the Jewish world in the days of his recantation.
“We ask has Henry Ford withdrawn his inciting book, the ‘International Jew.’ from the world book market or does he permit it to be circulated further! A clear reply to this question is essential,” the editorial concludes.