Berlin (Nov. 21)
President Paul von Hindenburg, in a second conference today since Saturday with Adolph Hitler, offered the Nazi chieftain a conditional opportunity to become the Chancellor of Germany. The president commissioned Hitler “to establish whether and under what conditions he could form a government with a positive working majority in the Reichstag and with a unified program.”
While the President was reversing his previous stand toward the Nazi leader, the press organs of the Nationalist Socialist Party continued their agitation against the Jews.
“Der Angriff,” Berlin organ of the Nazis, of which Paul Joseph Goebbels, one of Hitler’s principal aides, is the editor, today publishes repulsive front page caricatures presumably of Jewish types, which it labels “Communist and Social Democrat.” The figures have the Star of David at their backs and are represented as anxiously looking at the door of the government house where Adolph Hitler is negotiating for the Chancellorship of Germany.
In the same issue the paper carries two inciting articles. The first declares that a Nazi government will not tolerate the impudence of the Jewish press, while the second attacks the von Papen government for granting leave to Jewish officials during the recent High Holydays.
The paper expresses “disgust that these Hebrews of foreign race should celebrate their holidays at the expense of the government.”
Goebbels is determined that the anti-Jewish policy of the Nazis continue when his party takes over responsibility for the government.
In order to meet the conditions of the offer made to him by President von Hindenburg, Hitler must secure the support of the Centre and Nationalist parties, which would give him the backing of 55% of the Reichstag membership.
Whether or not Hitler will secure this support is said to depend upon former Chancellor Dr. Heinrich Bruen-