Berlin (Sep. 30)
Adolf Hitler issued another of his perennial braggadocian “warnings” to the world today when he told 700,000 peasants gathered at historic Bueckenburg for the second Nazi thanksgiving day that Germany will resist to the bitter end any and all political or economic attempts by foreign powers to bring New Germany to her senses.
Evidently determined to throw responsibility upon his favorite goatsâ€”the Jewsâ€”for the crucial winter expected in Germany, the Reichsfuehrer and Chancellor took occasion to forestall complaints against his regime by charging that the country’s agrarian poverty is the result of Jewry’s nefarious influence.
“As long as Jewish intellectualism is poisoning the nation,” he stormed, “the farmers will never recover!”
Hostility to Germany abroad, he declaimed in all the eloquence that brought him to power, “merely strengthens the Nazi regime.” Striking again and again at “hostile foreign pressure,” he declared that other nations “will never force us down again.”
“They will only make us more independent than ever before,” he claimed.
Obviously seeking to enlist on his side the peasantry, which has passively resisted his regime since they were tied down to the land by the Nazi law forbidding farmers to sell their land, and making the eldest son the compulsory heir to the estate, Hitler attempted to placate their unrest with a recital of his accomplishments.
He alleged that the number of