Reading, Pa. (Sep. 17)
Gustave Oberlaender flatly told Adolf Hitler that the Reichsfuehrer is 100 per cent. wrong on the Jewish question, the retired hosiery manufacturer who recently established a million-dollar trust fund to foster good will between Germany and the United States revealed here today in an interview. Oberlaender aired his views to Hitler’s face in a talk with him during his recent visit to Germany.
“Persecution of the Jews in Germany,” Oberlaender said he informed Hitler, “is an injustice.”
To this the Nazi leader retorted:
“The Jew will not regain the full powers he had at one time as long as I am in power.”
TELLS HOW JEWS RAN REICH
“When I first came into power,” the Reichsfuehrer is quoted by Oberlaender as saying, “the Jews were holding more than fifty per cent, of such offices as hospital staff posts, judgeships and practicing attorney privileges in court.”
Oberlaender, who is the retired head of the Berkshire Textile Mills in Wyomissing and vice-president of the Carl Schurz Foundation, Inc., formed to foster German American good will, asked Hitler why all the Jews in Germany are being persecuted because of those who were holding offices.
This question the Nazi chief refused to answer, he said. He did, however, give as another reason for Nazi persecution of Jews the fact that members of the race were leaders of Communistic and Socialistic parties.
Asked whether Hitler thought the entire race should be punished