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Now-editorial Notes

Julius Streicher, the editor of Der Stuermer, Governor of Franconia, friend of Hitler and disseminator of the “ritual murder” legend, has helped a Nuremberg Jew to leave Germany by paying his fare to the frontier. Streicher boasts of his generosity and uses the incident to promote his anti-Jewish propaganda.

In a recent issue of the Stuermer there appeared a letter received by the P#inting Trade Labor Organization of Nuremberg-Fuerth from a Jewish printer, named Philip Lengyel, asking to be helped financially to leave Germany. He claimed that he was entitled to such financial assistance under the rules of the Union, as he had paid his dues to the Union regularly since 1901. The application was made to the Nazi District Leader, who happens to be Julius Streicher himself. And the Stuermer published the following editorial comment:

“Philip Lengyel is a Jew, the only Jew engaged as a printing craft workman in the whole of Bavaria. For this reason he deserves to be exhibited after his death as a rarity in a waxworks show. We would gladly have kept him here for exhibition purposes, but he wants to go, so we cannot hold him. He asks for his travelling expenses to the frontier. The leader of the Gau (Nazi District) to whom he applies is Julius Streicher. The foreign Jewish press dubs him ‘Jew-murderer,’ ‘bloody Franconian,’ ‘the most dangerous man in Europe.’ Strange! The Jew Lengyel thinks otherwise. He is confident that Julius Streicher is sufficiently accommodating and generous to give him his expenses. And stranger still, Julius Streicher has given them to him. The Gau has granted his application and Lengyel has travelled free to Passau. This should not, however, be considered a precedent for the Jews to have their fares paid when they leave the country. We know that we shall get rid of them without that.”

The Jewish printer Lengyel is fortunate enough to have escaped from Germany, especially from the district governed by the wretched sadist, Streicher, even though he furnished Streicher the opportunity to display “generosity.” The diabolical cynicism and the lying propaganda of Julius Streicher mirror the Hitler regime and reflect disgrace upon the people who tolerate that regime. Even the Black Hundred pogrom leaders of Tsarist Russia were less cynical, less brutal and less unscrupulous than Julius Streicher. Nuremberg has produced a fine “toy” which gives it a new reputation.

SERVILE PASTORS

Reichsbishop Ludwig Mueller has been made the Hitlerite Church dictator. The Bishop, who only a few days ago declared that Hindenburg’s last words to him were to “preach Christ to Germany,” has received full powers of dictatorship in church matters, and the pastors, instead of swearing allegiance to Christ, will now be forced to take the following oath to Hitler, on pain of expulsion from their pastorates:

“I swear before God, holy and omnipotent, that I will be true and obedient to the leader of the German people and the German State, Adolf Hitler, and that I will offer every sacrifice and service for the good of the German people. Furthermore that I will perform my duties as pastor in accord with the instructions issued by the German Evangelical Church and finally that I will serve my parish loyally.”

The final church law passed just now provides that in the future only the black, white and red, the Swastika flag, is to be flown on church buildings, and the white church flag with a purple cross, adopted in #922, is to be abolished.

Thus, unlike any of the other dictators, Hitler has made the church subservient to his Nazi dictatorship. There was a time when the whole world sneered at the former Kaiser’s customary phrase, “God and I.” Wilhelm’s conceit pales into insignificance when compared with the perverted egotism of the adventurer who rules Germany today.

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