Berlin (Jul. 31)
Streets of this city are once again littered with poisonous anti-Jewish pogrom propaganda. A contagion of anti-Semitic leaflets and pamphlets openly calling for massacres of Jews is sweeping the capital, the literature being distributed on almost every street corner, and especially on the Potsdamerplatz in the center of the city.
Foreign observers here are especially interested in the pogrom literature, for most of the pamphlets carry the “Hakenkreuz,” which has now become the official government emblem. Each foreign observer asks himself this question: “Would my government permit pogrom literature to be distributed in the streets of New York, London, Paris, Moscow, Rome or Copenhagen with my government’s emblem printed conspicuously on it?”
Special attention has been attracted by a booklet entitled: “The Jew, International Pest.” The book demands: “Get rid of Jews once and for all. The League of Nations is a product of Jewish machinations. Jews are not human beings, but scorpions dangerous to humanity.
They are seeking to conquer the world and especially to destroy Germany as they destroyed Russia.
“There are two kinds of anti-Semitism, one, the higher kind, which is effected by limiting Jewish power by passing restrictive laws. The other kind, the lower kind, is by killing Jews. The latter is perhaps terrible but the results are better. The way definitely to end the Jewish question is to annihilate the Jews. Such an order always comes from the masses, but leadership comes from above, from God Himself.”