Berlin (Jul. 1)
A wild and bitter anti-Jewish boycott movement is once again raging throughout Germany, and the spirit of the boycott is so intense that it is unquestionably managed and directed by Nazi officials with typical bureaucratic thoroughness. As was presaged in Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels’ speech in Hamburg last week, in which he stated that the Hitler government does not intend to make any compromises regarding its Jewish policies, an organized campaign has been started by the Nazi press in many cities, inciting the populace against Jewish merchants, who are called “criminals.”
In many towns scattered far and wide throughout the country brown-shirt pickets are stationed by the authorities outside Jewish shops. In other towns lists are being compiled of persons who patronize stores owned or managed by Jews, with the view of threatening these persons into buying their goods elsewhere.
CHRISTIAN NAMES PILLORIED
In Quedlinburg and Wernigerode, Prussia, pillories were erected this week in the public market. On the pillories artistically-inclined Nazis have branded the names of Christian merchants buying from Jewish wholesalers and Christian women buying from Jewish retail stores.
Nazis in the town of Gorbachwaldek pasted “shame-lists” in their shop windows, recording the names of persons who patronize Jewish stores and demanding that the public condemn them.
The wives or children of Nazis who buy anything in Jewish stores in Westphalen and Bochum, Prussia, are being warned that if they continue this practice their husbands will be expelled from the party.
ENTERING JEWISH SHOP TABOO
Even if they so much as enter a Jewish store, they are warned, the results will be disastrous for their menfolk.
In Dortmund a meeting has been held of the middle class population, and Jews were condemned as “enemies of the German middle class.” The Hitlerites in Dortmund asserted that not only should Jews be boycotted, but they should be expelled from the country altogether.