Berlin (Jun. 23)
Dr. Alfred Wiener, Syndicus of the Central Union of German Citizens of the Jewish Faith, warned the Jews of Germany that they must not despair when he addressed the Conference of the Rhineland-Westphalia Branch of the Central Union of German Citizens of the Jewish Faith held at Dortmund. More than 150 delegates from all parts of the district were present.
All work that is carried on with courage and with ardour for the welfare of humanity and in the spirit of justice must be crowned with success, if not at once, then at a later date, Dr. Wiener said.
Deputy Gregor Strasser, speaking for the Nazis on the wireless, has announced that the Nazi Party has no intention of persecuting Jews, Dr. Wiener went on. But it is for the Nazis ### prove that, by putting a stop to the verbal and written agitation conducted in their ranks. There is such a thing as persecuting Jews without resorting to violence. The effort that is being made by the Nazis to exclude the so-called Jewish influence in the theatre, the wireless, the universities, and the business world, is something definite which the Central Union and German Jewry will resist with all their energy till the end.
In those places where the fight against the antisemitism of the Nazi movement is being carried on with determination and with readiness to offer sacrifices, Dr. Wiener concluded, we are everywhere able to point to successes. Every German Jew must be prepared to make sacrifices on behalf of the defensive campaign conducted the Central Union.
The Chairman, Dr. Herzfeld, of Essen, said that they were bound by the Central Union slogan-no vote for any antisemitic party-but otherwise the Central Union was a neutral organisation, and beyond that, the Central Union did not support any one party, or any particular political movement.