Cape Cod, Mass. (Jul. 9)
“One victory for the cause of liberalism and the protection of the Jewish community of Germany has already been won, and it dates back to the Sportpalast address of Paul Goebbels several weeks ago,” declared Rabbi Louis I. Newman in a speech during the dedication of a Torah scroll in Hyannis, before the Jewish Community congregation of Cape Cod yesterday. “Germany’s crisis finds Jews as mere onlookers, praying that the outcome will be helpful to liberal ideas and the cause of humanity.
“German leaders have come to realize that they have made a dreadful blunder in persecuting the Jews,” he continued. “It may well be that the day of official persecution of the Jews is over, and Goebbels may have made his last authorized anti-Jewish speech. Whether or not a new Hitler will emerge from the present ‘blood purge’ remains to be seen.
“But it would be folly for Jews or liberals to congratulate themselves prematurely that the victory has been won for the causes they have upheld during the tragic days since January, 1933,” Dr. Newman pointed out. “Continuous vigilance is required by liberals everywhere until the world can discern the true direction of German forces, and there must be no abatement of the economic pressure against Germany.