Menu JTA Search

People of U.S. Against Nazism, Declars Weis

“Pro-Nazi and pro-Hitlerite groups in the United States cannot dare hope for any sympathy or support among the people in this democracy,” declared Rabbi J. Max Weis of the American Jewish Committee at today’s session of the Rabbinical Assembly of the Jewish Theological Seminary here.

Interpreting the present German situation in relation to its effect of Hitlerism in America, Rabbi Weis stated that Hitler has alienated a countless multitude who will not tolerate the barbarities of primitive and savage man in an era of civilization. He said that the people of the United States stand firmly for the methods of democracy in changing their political order, and that this determination is the safeguard against any influence that would import the hatreds of Europe into this country.

The address of Rabbi Weis was made as a supplementary statement to a paper by Morris D. Waldman, secretary of the American Jewish Committee, who is now in Europe. Waldman stressed the effects of Hitlerism in the United States and the steps which Jews should take to meet Nazi activities. He warned Jews to be on their guard against the “accentuation of separatist consciousness.”

FIGHT NUMERUS CLAUSUS

“To capitulate to the Nazis’ numerus clausus of any kind—in commerce, professional life or civil service—would be to betray the fundamental principles of democracy with the preservation of which the Jewish people are indissolubly bound,” he declared.

Waldman also warned Jews

NEXT STORY