Reich Jews’ State Still in Question
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Reich Jews’ State Still in Question

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No new policy regarding the Jews of Germany has yet crystallized out of the developments of the past week, which resulted in the execution of at least a dozen Nazi leaders who had been responsible for many of the most vicious manifestations of Nazi anti-Semitic policy and in a new realignment of political forces within the Reich.

For the moment the Jewish question, which had been of considerable importance because of its reactions on Germany’s foreign trade, has been overshadowed by the major questions of the day and the struggle for control of the Reich between the conservative elements and the radical Nazi wing.

One of these major questions, concerning the relations of Germany with the outside world, was brought sharply to the fore in a sensational speech by Rudolf Hess, Chancellor Hitler’s “second self,” in which he pleaded for an understanding with France, warned against impending war and dared any foreign nation to cross the Reich’s frontiers.

While this speech attracted more attention than any other development of the day, the Jews have not been completely forgotten.


The Nazi press has sought to arouse the storm troopers against them on many occasions by assertions that the Jews had inspired the French-von Schleicher-Roehm “plot” against the Hitler regime; by making the Jews responsible for the “distortions” and “inven-

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