“The position of the working man in Gemany today is deplorable. hitler has given them elaborfate plans for sport and travel organizations witin their industrial group. He has given them plans but not work and wages. He has given them patriotic slogans, but he has not given them their promised work and bread.
“Hitler has broken the wills of his workers. he has armed his brownshirts with authorities that police never enjoyed and he uses them against the workers with such relentless brutality that they dare not rise up in protest.
“To keep the German people quiet and peaceful during the period he required for consolidating his own position in Gemany, Hitler filled the press with a series of statistical lies. He reported that unemployment in Germent in Germany was on the wane and under the signature of his goverment advanced figures to prove it.
“In showing his reductions in unemployment, Hitler removed from the unempoyed list all Jews, Communists, Marxists, Pacifists, Marxists, and others who could not see eye-to-eye with him politically. These he considered reemployed. All young men between the ages of eitghteen and twenty-five he removed from the unemployed lists and withdrew doles from them. He told them that they could not be employed on the harvest he deported to other cities so that he might point to this area with pride and announce, ‘It is free from umemployment.’ About 165,00 temporary farm hands he considered among his newly employed.
“More than fifty thousand Germans he threw in concentration camp and eliminated their names from the unemployed lists. About 257,000 young men he employed in state labor camps for less than ten cents a day; and he considered them re-employed.
“Hitler formed large brigades of “Needy Workers,” whom he employed from day to day on state and city projects. They clean snow from the raods in winter and do jobs at irregular intervals. These names he withdrew from the unempoyed lists and they numbered 186,000 for national odd jobs.
“Hitler’s statement that he has re-employed between two millions and two and one-half million of men embraces just about two or two-and-a-half million lies. He did not take into consideration the fact that he has removed possibilities of employement from about 300,000 trade union members.
“As far as one may learn from unbiased figures on German unemployment, Hitler has not bettered the situation one whit. The salaries of the country have fallen during Hitler’s term im office, and prespects for work have gone glimmering. German commerce has dropped precipitously, and the fortunes upon the export trade have suffered.
“I can see no possibility fore revolution against the Hitler dicatorship in the immediate future. Hitler, while not a clever man, is a good psychologist and strategist. He has an uncanny knack of moving into the enemy’s holes at the psychological moment and securing his own vulnerable points against couter-attack.”
WESTCHESTER JEWS IN SYNAGOGUE DRIVE
Plans to bring greater numbers of Jews in Westchester Country into the synagogues will be discussed at a meeting called by the North East Religious Union at Sinai Temple in Mt. Vernon today.
Religious educational problems will also be3 considered by the meeting, which is one of a serices sponsored by the Union.
The discussion will be led by Louis Rosett, Temple Israel, of New Rochelle; Sidney Haas, Temple Emanu-El of Yonkers; Henry Y. Schooner, Sinai Temple of Mt. Vernon, and P. Irving Gouberg, Jewish Community Center of White Plains.
Other speakers will include Dr. Solomon A. Fineberg, Mt. Vernon; Rabbi Alvin Luchs, New Rochelle; Rabbi Benjamin Werne, Yonkers, and Rabbi Lawrence Sehwartz, White Plains.
COMMITTEE SEEKSW TO PACIFY ARAB AND JEWISH WORKERS
A committee which will aim to bring about solidarity between Jewish and Arab workers in Palestine has been organized here.
This was announced by B. Sherman, secretary of the Central Committee of the Jewish Wokers’ Party (Left Poale-Zion), which took the initiative in the project.
Among the groups represented in the new committee are, in addition to the Jewish Workers’ Party, the Lovestone and Trotzky Communists and the Left Poale-Zion of Palestine, represented at the organization meeting by M. Erem, Palestiniam laborite now on a visit to this county. The committee will demand that the Histadruthy (Palestine Labor Federation) grant membership to Arab workers, will establish international workers’ clubs and will work for an interantional labor press.
TREMONT TEMPLE SISTERHOOD
Tremont Tample Sisterhood, Bronx, will attend a luncheon Wednisday, Frebruary 14, at 1:00 p. m. at the Claremont Casino, Reverside drive and 126th street.
Mrs. Goldfarb will be guest speaker and Miss Natalie Bodanskaya, formerly of the Philadelphia, grand Opera Company, will render several vocal selections.
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YAKHIN ACQUIRES LAND FOR PALESTINE COLONY
Yakhin, the agricultureal contracting cooperativ eassociation of Palestine, announces trough its American office at 1225 Broadway, that it has just acquired a new tract of land suitable for orange plantation. The alnd is situated in teh vicinity of Ganei Hadar, not far from the well known colony of Rechovoth.
The work of reclamation, planting and cultivation up to the stage of fruit bearing, is carried out by Ykhin, which in 1932-33 has prepared over 2,200 dunams under contracts amounting to about $332,500, for American Jews with plantations in Palestine.
Yakhin has organized three colonies of American Jews, who will shortly settle in the Jewish Homeland, and in addition is preparing the plantations for other American groups and individuals. It maintains an extensive information service for American Jews desirous of sttling in Palestine.
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