Berlin (Jul. 8)
What will happen to the Jews of Germany following the promulgation of the law depriving them of citizenship in the Reich was graphically outlined by Dr. Gottfried Feder, chief theoretician of the Nazi party and author of the program of Hitler, who is now secretary of the Reich’s Ministry of Economics.
The first result will be the proclaiming of all Jews as aliens in the Reich, Feder asserted, and their consequent subjection to laws governing aliens.
Secondly, Jews, no matter what their length of residence in Germany or the fact that they were born citizens here will be required to obtain residential permits just as are foreigners and “staatenlose” (men without citizenship in any country).
Thirdly, Jews will be permitted to reside in Germany only as long as their presence does not affect the labor situation or the food interests of the Germans.
Fourthly, they will be subject to deportation following conviction of any crime, no matter how minor.
Fifthly, they will have to carry documents at all times showing they have permission to reside in Germany.
All these restrictions do not constitute a pogrom against the Jews, Feder asserted, but are merely putting the Jews on an equal footing with “other foreigners.”
What the Jews in Germany are experiencing today is not actually the full measure of what Germany is justified in doing to the Jews, Reich’s Commissar of Justice Frank declared at a mass meeting of German jurists.
“Germany is justified in doing whatever she wishes to the Jews,” he exclaimed, “including their destruction. And if the Government has not done this, it is due to the spirit of responsibility which the Government carries toward the German nation. But it is not due to outside influence.
“When a million Russians were destroyed by Jews,” he shouted, “no one protested. But when Germany dismissed a single Jewish lawyer, the entire Jewish world raises anti-German propaganda the world over.”
“BOYCOTT JEWISH FIRMS”
New impetus has been given the anti-Semitic war here by a series of developments in the past few weeks, striking at the Jews from many directions.
Among these developments are