London (May. 16)
Complete justification of the Nazi policy of discrimination against the Jews of Germany was attempted by Vice Chancellor Franz von Papen in an interview today in the London Evening Standard, with the claim that if a large percentage of the government officials of Great Britain were “international Jews”, if the municipalities and organizations of all kinds had been in Jewish hands, as he said had been the case in Germany, the British public would also revolt against it. He pointed to the large percentage of Jews in the professions of medicine and law in Germany, which condition, he said, would be “unthinkable” in England.
Von Papen’s outspoken anti-Semitism, now being revealed, is in glaring contradiction to his re-election promises when a large number of Jewish voters actually supported the Nationalist ticket, placing their trust in him.