Berlin (Mar. 12)
Although the antisemites allege that the Jews were responsible for Bolshevism, the Jews are the worst sufferers under the Soviet regime, the Moscow correspondent of the “Boersen Courier”, Nicholas Bassechas, says in an article discussing the motives which recently led Judah Stern to attempt the assassination of the German diplomatic representative in Moscow, Herr Twardowski. Dora Kaplan, who shot Lenin, who never recovered from the wound, and those who assassinated Uritzki and Mirbach and attempted to assassinate Bucharin, were all Jewish, he says. This is because the Jewish middle-class and the Jewish intellectuals in Pussia are desperate because of their sufferings under Bolshevism. It shows how unfounded the antisemitic legend is, the correspondent goes on, when it is realised that the great majority of the Czarist generals are serving in the Soviet army, and that the former aristocrats and big bourgeoisie, are now the specialists and the experts of the Soviets. The Jewish youth, on the other hand, he says, is without any hope in the future and full of hatred against the Bolshevist regime and against the foreign Governments who have their official representatives in Moscow, which they regard as instrumental in enabling the Soviets to remain in power. That is the explanation of the attempt to assassinate the Moscow representatives of foreign Governments, the correspondent says.