Berlin (Aug. 23)
Dr. Max Naumann, leader of the Union of National German Jews, today telegraphed to Chancellor Adolf Hitler in protest against resolutions adopted by the World Jewish Conference in Geneva condemning the Nazi government and calling for a stronger boycott against Germany.
Dr. Naumann declared the Geneva conference was composed of “outrooted Zionists, and of Jews who are not entitled to speak for the nationally reliable German Jews, who do not want outside interference and who hope for early solution of the Jewish problem on a basis of national trustworthiness.”
Speakers at the Geneva conference, including Dr. Nahum Goldmann and Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, were unsparing in their condemnation of the Nazi regime and its persecution of the Jews in Germany.
Dr. Naumann heads a small organization which justifies the Hitlerite attitude toward Jews in so far as Zionists are persecuted, and clamors for admission to Nazi ranks. In the election campaign preceding last Sunday’s plebiscite Dr Naumann issued a manifesto calling upon the Jews to vote for Hitler. The organization claims it is wrong for the Nazi regime to discriminate against its members since they are nationally reliable and are opposed to “Marxist Jews.”