Letters to the Editor

Aug. 23, 1933.

To the Editor of the

Jewish Daily Bulletin:

I have procured “Mein Kampf” by Hitler, two volumes in German, and also “The Crimes of Masonry” (Das Verbrechen Tev Freimaawerai) by Rosenberg. Both need great attention. I have called the books to the attention of Samuel Untermyer. Rosenberg’s book should be in the hands of the Grand Lodge of Masons of New York and reviewed by an alienist. The same holds good about Hitler’s book. A friend of mine told me, here, and I agree with him, that a great mistake is made in the U. S. by not inducing men with great oratorical abilities like Rabbi Silver of Cleveland and others to come out and put a little emotion into their speeches. Hitler relies on the emotions of his people.

The study of his book shows very plainly that he has an ability to recognize the psychology of his hearers. He makes, rightly, fun of those who talk as if they had college professors for an audience. In my opinion the cool abstract speeches do not appeal to 99.09 percent of people, for the people are swayed by emotion. The Jewish defenders rely on cool facts, cooly presented, reservedly trying to counteract the effects of these speeches by cool arguments. That’s in order at a meeting of college professors, and even then only in part. Enthusiasm must be met by enthusiasm. If the Jewish cause is so weak that this cannot be done, then I am sorry. The power of oratory must be used day in and day out. Truths should be repeated and repeated. (This is one of Hitler’s methods.) The Jewish holidays are coming. The rabbis should not resort to weak apologies and contradictions by virtue of the truth of their contentions, but they should use easily understandable coined phrases and all the powers of oratory to attack Hitlerism on the whole front.

Your cartoons are admirable.

Sincerely yours,

Detroiter.

OBJECTION AND REPROOF

To the Editor of the

Jewish Daily Bulletin:

In your Sunday issue, August 20, there is a cartoon on the editorial page entitled “Strictly Aryan Spiritual Ancestors.” To the left of Hitler is a broken-nosed fellow in a monk’s hood, and over him is written “Medievalism.” I would not protest against this gratuitous slap at Catholicism if your paper had not been guilty in its cartoons of the same before. I suggest you read Ludwig Lewisohn’s article in the August Harper’s, in which he says “To say, as has been done, that National Socialism is a throwback to medievalism is to misunderstand the movement. The demon is the old pagan demon which the Christian Middle Ages sought to exorcise and to drive out forever. German nationalism today is a revolt against Christianity in its broadest as we as in its deepest sense. . . .” Which is exactly true. Believe me, you will not help your own cause b### manifesting bitterness against those of other religions.

Singed

Wilfrid Parsons, S.

Editor of America.

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