The calling to account of Germany before the League of Nations, “the only bar of public opinion which the world has,” on her treatment of the Jews is an excellent thing,” the New Republic points out editorially in this week’s issue of the publication. “It is contendedâ€”and obviously with good reasonâ€”that the new anti-Semitic laws in Germany violate this treaty (the Polish-German convention),” it comments.
The editorial goes on : “And there is just a faint chance that if Hitler is forced to cease the persecution of the Jews in German Silesia, and that territory becomes a Hebrew sanctuary in Germany, the government may seize the opportunity to relax somewhat its oppressions against the Jews elsewhere in the Reich. Germany’s economic position is becoming extremely serious, and this is partly due to the worldwide, unofficial but powerful boycott by the Jews on German goods and services. The Hitlerites obviously had no idea what a storm they were stirring up and when they embarked on their ‘cold pogrom'; and certainly the saner element among them (and even the Nazis have their saner elements) must be considering ways of getting out of the mess.”