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General Smuts Protests Spread of Anti-semitism by South African Nazis

General Jan Smuts, famous South African statesman, has issued an earnest appeal to the people of South Africa to discourage spread of the “sinister and dangerous anti-Semitism” originating abroad and being spread here. There has been much agitation here in recent weeks by Nazi agents and a widespread, underground campaign against the Jews by Nazi agents has been detected.

South Africa is trying to escape the “unhappy racialism which is a poisonous weed and not desired,” General Smuts declared. He warned those taking part in engendering racial hatreds that they would be to blame in the event of any trouble.