Paris (Sep. 12)
The charge that the Carl Schurz Foundation, founded in memory of Carl Schurz, German-born American statesman, and intended to foster better understanding between the German and American democracies, is to some extent subsidized from the Hitler propaganda fund directed by Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels is made in today’s Pariser Tageblatt.
Characterizing as deluded the American professors and students who visited Germany during the past summer as guests of the foundation and returned to say that the Hitler regime had not paid their expenses, the newspaper declares that the German propaganda office makes it possible for the foundation to send many more persons abroad than it could in the days of the Weimar republic.
BELIEVES VISITORS HONEST
The writer of the article expresses confidence in the good faith of the recipients of the trip-awards, but declares that they are used to spread Hitler propaganda. As an example of this is cited the statement made by some of the visitors, to the effect that one finds in Germany the same kind of anti-Semitism as one might find in America.
“They visited Jewish department stores in Berlin and in the Jewish shops, as in the Jewish parts of Berlin, they found no anti-Semitism of any sort,” the Tageblatt quotes.
LAWS STILL ANTI-SEMITIC
The writer expresses astonishment at the readiness with which officially-conducted foreigners declare that they saw no extraordinary manifestations in the streets of the German cities, and says that if the Carl Schurz visitors had remained in Germany long enough to attend the Nazi party convention at Nuremberg they would have seen the most hideous sort of anti-Jewish posters publicly displayed.
Moreover, German legislation, innocent-appearing on the surface, continues to be definitely anti-Jewish, the article notes. The ruling to remove from their posts most young workers under twenty-five unless they have had a year of compulsory labor is cited as the most recent example of the insidiousness of such legislation. No Jewish youth could show any record of such service, the newspaper points out and asks:
“Under such circumstances, would the Messrs. R. J. Kimmel of Princeton University and Dr. John Fredric Louis Raschen of the University of Pittsburgh really have supported their assertions that German anti-Semitism is the same as American? They could scarcely wish so to insult their fatherland.”