Chicago (Oct. 12)
The bloodiest massacre in all historyâ€”a nation-wide Jewish St. Bartholomew’s nightâ€”will be the last act of the Nazis ruling Germany today.
This conviction was voiced here yesterday by Rabbi Ferdinand Isserman of Temple Israel, St. Louis, who recently returned from a visit to the Reich. He was addressing the first meeting of the season of the Community Council of the Jewish Charities of Chicago.
When Hitler’s reign ends with this sweeping pogrom, Rabbi Isserman continued, anti-Semitism will not stop. Hatred of the Jews is being inculcated into the minds of German youth and it will be extremely difficult if not impossible to change the mass psychology.
Jewry’s greatest need today is an international conference, the speaker said. The parley should form a united front, declare the Jewish spiritual message and go on record against Fascism and for liberty, democracy and peace.
The German industrialists, he reported, are beginning to feel that Hitler has outlived his usefulness. The same applies to the military group, while the Junkers are no longer enthusiastic, he added.
Admitting there is little hope for the Jews remaining in the Reich, Rabbi Isserman said the plight of the refugees is possibly even worse.
“All they have is freedomâ€”freedom to starve,” he pointed out.