first claim and the Jews must take second place.
“It is the struggle for existence that is behind the present acute national egoism in all countries. The first who have to go short must be those of alien race and blood.
“The Jewish community, whose economic structure is essentially that of the middleman, parasitic, must be the first victim of the new economic conditions which demand that the middleman class should be cut away in the interests of economy. When we are confronted by the alternative who should starve, Poles or Jews, our answer is clear, and no humanitarian will dispute it. That is true in Poland, England and anywhere else. We have millions of unemployed in Poland, people of Polish race, of Polish blood, not only workers, but also intellectuals, professionals. Who is to get whatever jobs are going? They or Jews?
“If there is any attempt at an invasion of Poland by Jews flying from Germany, the crisis in Poland will only become acute and bring matters to a head. In the interests of peace, we demand that the Polish Government should take defensive action by closing the frontiers against refugees, and preventing the Jewish invasion from Germany that threatens us.”