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Lloyd George Lays Hitler’s Drive to ‘degrading Envy’

“Degrading envy” is at the bottom of the Nazi persecution of the Jews, according to Lloyd George, former Prime Minister, in an address before the British and Foreign Bible Society.

“Jews in that country, as in every country, have attained high positions not because they are Jews, but because they are men of great intellectual attainment, and many of them men of resplendent genius.

“Gifted races are never popular where they are in a minority. The Greeks were not very popular in the cities of the Empire, Scotsmen have lived it down. (Laughter). I am sorry the German government should take this line at this moment. It is a misfortune to Germany and the rest of the world.”