Berlin (Feb. 28)
With Hitler in the field as a candidate against President Hindenburg in the presidential election, in which ballotting takes place on March 13th., the Nazi Party is to-day distributing to all houscholders the official Nazi programme, outlining the policy which would be pursued under the Hitlerist regime if Hitler should be elected President.
The following seven points in the programme set out the policy of the Hitlerist regime in respect of the Jews: 1. A Jew cannot be a citizen, and will, therefore, be placed under the aliens laws; 2. No Jew may hold office of any kind, either in the Federal Government, the States Governments, or the municipal Governments; 3. In a time of food-shortage, the first duty of the State is to its own citizens, and Jews will, therefore, be expelled from the country; 4. All Jews who have come into Germany after 1914 will be expelled forth with; 5. No Jew may edit or contribute to any newspaper or periodical; 6. Under a drastic land reform law all land and houses belonging to Jews will be taken away-from them; and 7. Full liberty for all Christian sects, but Judaism as a materialistic creed, will be fought and suppressed.
THE HITLERIST GOAL-MEDIEVAL LEGISLATION AGAINST JEWS
The Fitlerist policy in respect of the Jews has been set out repeatedly by Hitlerist spokesmen and official publications along similar lines. “If we are asked how we are going to deal with the Jews when we are in power, “the chief Hitlerist daily, the “Voelkischer Beobachter” has written, “our answer is to point to paragraph 4 of our Party programme, which states definitely that ‘no Jew can be a German’ (Volksgenosse). German citizenship is open only to members of the German race, Others who are not citizens may live in Germany, but only as our guests, and under the aliens laws. The population will be divided into Germans, on the one hand, and non-Germans and non-citizen residents on the other, in regard to whom we shall enforce the communal laws of medieval legislation”.
As far back as May 1924, a resolution was introduced into the Reichstag demanding that Jews born in Germany should be referred to as aliens in all official documents; which should state that the person in question is a Jew, and in the case of a baptised Jew that he is a Jewish-Christian: alien Jews not to be allowed to enter Germany, and those who are in Germany not to
leave within four weeks; all their property to be confiscated by the State: Jews not to hold any public offices, not to be solicitors, theatre or cinema directors, or to own or write in newspapers: Jews to have no vote nor to be eligible for election, nor to be admitted to the army or navy, instead of which they would have to pay a special defence-tax: no Jews to be admitted to the schools or universities: no Jews to own land or to be employed in railways, tramways, gas-works, electric works, waterworks, or other public works: Jews or Jewesses who have been expelled from the country to be hanged forthwith if they return.
The Hitlerist fraction in the Reichstag once demanded a referendum (the demand was defeated on a vote) on the following five proposals: 1. All East-European Jews who entered Germany after November 9th., 1918 to be expelled; 2. all Jews who entered Germany after August 1st., 1914 to be expelled; 3. the possessions of all Jews expelled to be confiscated and the confiscated funds to be used for paying compensation to war-loan holders and savings-bank holders who have lost the value of their holdings; 4. those Jews allowed to remain in Germany to be placed under alien regulations and treated in the same-way as subjects of foreign States; 5. a special Jew-law to be drawn up and enforced.
Hitler himself, speaking in Munich in 1928, publicly advocated the re-institution of the Inquisition to deal with the Jews, with torture and burning at the stake.