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Hitler ‘condemns’ Jews of World to Life, Says Lewis Browne in Talk

The profoundest significance of Hitler’s anti-Semitic policy is not so much that he condemned German Jewry to death but that he “condemned” world Jewry to life, according to Dr. Lewis Browne who last night addressed the Men’s Club of the Free Synagogue, 40 West Sixty-eighth street.

Elaborating on that observation, Dr. Browne declared that the drifting Jews were restored to their own people. Yet in his view, the restoration has not been a healthy one since it was enforced and not voluntary. “This is dangerous,” the lecturer maintained. “The Jews should be permitted to make their own choice. My own feeling is that we should take our Jewishness naturally. Otherwise, an abnormal situation is created.”

Dr. Browne describing his visit to Nazi Germany, said that what he saw there made him realize that newspaper accounts of the situation minimize its gravity, not only in regard to the Jews but also so far as liberals, socialists and pacifists are concerned.