(Copyright, 1933, Jewish Daily Bulletin, Inc.)
An intensive anti-Semitic drive, backed by the National Socialist Party of Germany and spurred on by the success that organization has had there, is slowly gathering momentum in the United States as Nazi representatives in this country and Hitlerist sympathizers are busily engaged in laying the groundwork for a nation-wide propaganda attack on the Jews of America.
The propaganda will be two-fold in aimâ€”to discredit the Jews in the minds and hearts of their fellow-citizens and to create a favorable attitude in this country to the program of Adolf Hitler and his cohorts in the Reich.
The anti-Semitic attack will be fought along two fronts. Nazi groups in this country. composed of ### of whom came here since the War, by widespread distribution of scurrilous and defamatory literature, by word of mouth and by other methods will seek to foment anti-Semitism in ever-widening circles. Organizations, avowedly not anti-Semitic, working in spheres higher than the Nazi groups can penetrate to bring about modification of the adverse Hitler sentiment in this country, are quietly seeking to align the more prominent native anti-Semites here under the Swastika banner and to exert their influence at the well-springs of public opinion against the Jews.
Both of these campaigns, which daily come closer to being out in the open, will receive their greatest impetus when the intense and fanatical Paul Joseph Goebbels, organizer of the impressive Election Eve demonstration in Germany and of the book-burning festival, arrives in this country some time this Summer ostensibly to visit the Century of Progress, Chicago World’s Fair.
GOEBBELS EXPECTED HERE
Despite the emphatic denial of Rufus Dawes, president of the Century of Progress, that Dr. Goebbels would attend the exposition as an official of the German Governmentâ€” a denial, incidentally, that “saved” Jewish Day and the support of Chicago Jewry outraged by reports from Berlin of Goebbel’s visitâ€”the Jewish Daily Bulletin has it on good authority that Goebbels, officially or unofficially, is planning to attend. At local Nazi headquarters, furthermore, the arrival of Goebbels is eagerly expected. Goebbels has dispatched Hans Weidemann, member of his staff, to this country to study the situation.
With his flair for organizing sentiment and his shrewd showmanship, Goebbels, after making contact with Americans of anti-Semitic leanings and enlisting their support, expects to apply the torch which he confidently believes will start an anti-Jewish conflagration in this country.
Among the novelties to which the American public will be treated in this campaign, it was learned definitely, will be the “Talmudjude” which has long been familiar to the Jews in Europe and has been widely distributed by the Nazis in Germany.
WILL USE TALMUD FORGERIES
The “Talmudjude”, purporting to be a translation of passages of the Talmud by Rohling and Dr. Ecker, quotes sections allegedly teaching that it is permissible for Jews to practice usury, fraud and perjury in their dealings with non-Jews. Such eminent Christian Hebraists as Dr. Hermann Leberecht Strack and Dr. Franz Delitzsch have exposed these purported translations as baseless forgeries.
It is planned to flood the country with copies of this booklet, suitably illustrated in keeping with the best Nazi anti-Semitic practices.
Another piece of literature which will receive nation-wide distribution is already widely know to New Yorkers. Leaflets, printed by the “Fichte Bund” in Hamburg, and available there in quantities, according to the legend they bear, have been tossed into parked automobiles, thrust into the hands of pedestrians, placed in letter boxes and set on the counters in many stores during the last month. A complaint was made to the New York Public Library last week that copies of this leaflet were being inserted in books on the shelves of the library’s branches.
This pamphlet, while berating the French and British as well, reserves its choicest epithets for the Jews, 300 of whom, it quotes the late Walter Rathenau as saying, rule the world.
Still another piece of literature.