German Zionist Paper Banned After Answering Attack by Rosenberg

The Judische Rundschau, official organ of the German Zionist Federation, today was suspended for six months because it published in the current issue an editorial replying to an attack on the Eighteenth World Congress which appeared in the Voelkischer Beobachter under the signature of A. R.—Dr. Alfred Rosenberg.

Rosenberg’s article warned of reprisals against German Zionists and charged that the Zionist Congress would aim to boycott Germany.

In its editorial, the Rundschau claims the right of the Jewish people to meet, to discuss and to take a stand for Jewish equality of rights.

“Surely not even the Nazis expect us to agree that the Jews are an inferior race,” the paper declared.

After explaining the purposes and aims of the Zionist movement, the Rundschau declared that for the Jews, equality of rights is not only a material question, but a matter of honor and self-esteem. It denied vigorously that the Zionist Congress was contemplating a boycott against Germany. Pointing out that the Congress sessions will be publicly conducted, the paper expressed the hope that mistrust of Zionism in Germany would disappear. The ban on the paper will continue until February 15, 1934.

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