The DAWA (Deutsch-Americanischer Wirtschafts-Ausschuss; German American Trade Committee) has announced its first great offensive against American Jewry. The following announcement appears in the Deutsche Zeitung:
THE DAY OF AWAKENING
17 of May, 1934
Madison Square Garden
Germandom of New York Turn
Out to the
A United Germandom in the U.S.A.
The Unconstitutional Jewish
Well known speakers in
German and English
of the strengthened cell band
FRIENDS OF THE
The DAWA, a device of the League of Friends of New Germany, the United German Societies and other pro-Hitlerite organizations in New York, is at last ready to come out into the open, after having boycotted Jewish and non-conforming "Aryan" stores in New York for many weeks.
PLAN EXTENSION OF DAWA
The DAWA, by admission of the Nazi organ, Deutsche Zeitung, is an economic and political machine to secure the boycott of American Jewry. Thus far it has developed only in New York, but plans are being laid for its extension elsewhere. A Brooklyn organization of the United German Societies has already been launched to unite Brooklyn German-Americans into a solid operating unit which will carry the work of the anti-Jewish boycott to that borough.
DAWA is translated by its sponsors to mean German American Protective Alliance. The symbol is also interpreted on DAWA posters as "Deutsch Amerikaner Wacht Auf"; German Americans Wake Up. The association is said to be enrolling shops and consumers at the rate of 300 a week, the former at membership fees from $5 up and the latter at one dollar each. It is reckoned to have embraced already more than 15,000 persons and more than one thousand shops.
The slogan of the May 17 meeting has been set forth in the Deutsche Zeitung as "Down with the Jewish Boycotters; Down with the Infamous German Haters."
An active boycott of shops failing to join the counter-boycott has been prosecuted for many weeks. Scores of shops are being boycotted in the Yorkville area, under the ever-growing hatred of highly Hitlerized "Germandom in the U. S. A."
STORES HIT HARD
An attendant at the Marlin Delicatessen Store on Lexington Avenue near Eighty-sixth Street yesterday admitted that business had fallen off twenty per cent during the last few weeks. He said this was mild in comparison with other shops in the district.
M. Teitelbaum, owner of a confectionery and stationery store at 1681 Second Avenue, was reported by his neighbors to have been forced out of business under pressure of the boycott.
A neighbor owner of a retail and wholesale business, said that agents of the DAWA had called at his concern, asked employees whether or not the store was Jewish-owned, and left without stating the purpose of his mission. The business has been boycotted by a number of former customers. Women have entered the store to learn whether or not it handled German goods. "We are telling our friends not to buy in stores that don’t handle German goods," she explained. Another Nazi dancing master wished to buy a German-made rubber ball. "I wouldn’t use this American trash," he told the clerk.
Two doors from this shop is a large book shop handling exclusively German books. It is owned by a Jew. Jews can not belong to the DAWA. His store, once the most flourishing of its kind in Yorkville, is boycotted.