Social Democrats Make Bid for Jewish Vote; See Dark Days Still Ahead

The dark days are not past for German Jewry despite the decline of the Nazi movement, is the opinion expressed today in circles of the Central Union of German Citizens of the Jewish Faith.

The danger to the Jews has not passed in view of the various coalition possibilities with Hitler.

What is construed as an eleventh hour effort to capture the Jewish vote was undertaken today by the Social Democrats.

All the Socialist papers today carry a declaration of the party’s attitude toward the Jews. The statement says that the party is neither philo-Semitic nor anti-Semitic and that it is not wooing the Jewish vote. At the same time it affirms that the Social-Democrats believe no one’s citizenship rights should be infringed upon on the ground of their religion or lack of religion. The Social-Democrats, the statement avers, stand for all the oppressed, re-

gardless of their race or religious denomination.

The present economic crisis cannot be overcome by fighting against the Jews, but by fighting against the capitalistic economic system, says the statement.

The papers stress the fact that the majority of the Jewish population belong to the proletarian and middle classes, being small artisans, clerks and workers. The Social-Democratic Party should therefore be their natural party.

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