of thousands of their own citizens.”
Senator Tydings traced present conditions in Germany back to the peace conferences after the World War. “The very articles called the Peace Treaty contained the red words of war,” he said.
Pointing out that it is wrong “to forever doom the millions of inhabitants of Germany to a life of economic slavery,” Senator Tydings said that “one of the things that ought to be doneâ€”and that promptlyâ€”is to relieve the tension of the world by giving the German people a chance to live and not call upon them to do more than they can do.”
A just and fair settlement of the post-war problems through “far-seeing and balanced leadership” is the need of today, the speaker said. The world, wrong though it may have been in its attitude toward Germany at the end of the war, cannot look with favor upon Germany’s post-war plight “when the present German government itself oppresses hundreds of thousands of its own citizens solely because of their race,” Senator Tydings declared.
JEWS DIED IN WAR
“Thousands of Jews fought in the German army and in the allied armies as well,” the Senator said, “and now, having offered their all to their country, we find that in Germany these offerings, taken during her hour of need, are spurned. Called upon to bear the dangers of the battlefield, they are forbidden the blessings of peace.
“The full scorn of every civilized man throughout the earth is heaped upon the present German leadership which, actuated by prejudice, is torturing a race of people for the crime that they are the sons of their fathers.”