Hitlerism and the Future of German Jewry: Absence of Any Mention of Antisemitism in Speeches and Res
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Hitlerism and the Future of German Jewry: Absence of Any Mention of Antisemitism in Speeches and Res

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No mention of antisemitism occurs in the speeches delivered by Hitler or any of the other speakers at the united opposition parade at Harzburg to-day, and no mention is made of antisemitism in any of the resolutions adopted by the meeting of Nationalist leaders, which all turn on the determination of the parties represented to fight against the Bruening Government and their readiness to take over immediately the responsibility of Government. A rumour has gained ground that this is due to a condition said to have been imposed by Herr Hugenberg, the Nationalist leader, Dr. Schacht, the former President of the Reichsbank, and other Nationalist leaders, that if they form a united front with Hitler antisemitism must be eliminated from the joint programme, or at least relegated to the background.


There is no Jewish question for us Nazis as such, the “Voelkischer Beobachter”, the Hitlerist chief organ, wrote recently. We look at the Jewish question from the broader and more general aspect of a mortal danger which threatens our people because the people of Jewish blood by their intervention in German life exploit our German people. And if we are asked how we Hitlerists are going to deal with the Jews when we are in power, our answer is to point to paragraph 4 of our Party Programme, which states definitely that “no Jew can be a German” (Volksgenosse). Our definition of the Jew is that the Jew is alien to the German in race and blood. It is, of course, difficult to define the Jew in cases where the Jewish element has invaded non-Jewish elements and has caused a certain admixture of Jewish racial elements. Where the Jewish blood goes back further than the parents or grandparents on either side, we must leave it where it is, with the hope that gradually this Jewish infiltration will be absorbed and will disappear. But in general, we shall act up to the declaration contained in our Party Programme, that “German citizenship is open only to members of German race”. Others who are not citizens may live in Germany, but only as our guests and under the provision of Aliens Laws. The recognition of the Jewish element as a minority in German life will have to be followed by a new type of citizenship rights, to regulate the position of this category of inhabitants, and similarly of other national minorities, like Lithuanians, Poles, Danes, etc. The population will have to be divided into Germans on the one hand and residents of the country on the other, and we shall enforce in regard to them the communal

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