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Nazis’ Anti-semitic Rag Insults Catholics, Derides Ancestry of the Popes

Bitter attacks against the Pope and the Roman Catholic Archbishops in France and Melbourne, Australia, who protested against Nazi anti-Jewish atrocities in Germany, have been featured in the Arische Rundschau, successor to the Voelkischer Beobachter as the chief Nazi anti-Semitic propaganda organ. The paper says of the Roman Catholic church that “not less than fifteen of its popes had Jewish blood.”

It also takes up the report that the Pope, in his recent interview with Vice-Chancellor Von Papen at Vatican City, had declared that the anti-Jewish policy in Germany was not in accordance with Catholic beliefs and ironically adds that the Nazis are well aware that their revolution “will fall upon the nerves of certain elements.”