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Newman Sees Crisis Rising in Germany

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Prediction that the German people “will learn their folly” in the coming winter was made by Rabbi Louis I. Newman of Congregation Rodeph Sholom, New York, speaking tonight before the Brotherhood of Congregation Kehillath Israel here.

“A new crisis for Hitler is rapidly approaching,” Rabbi Newman said. “German economic life is crumbling under his feet.”

Conceding that the German Chancellor is apparently entrenched in the control of the country, the New York rabbi warned:

“The assassination of King Alexander of Yugoslavia, if it be the handiwork of rebels against his alleged dictatorship, must give Hitler, Goebbels and Goering much food for thought. “Judgment ment Day’ for dictators may not be so far away as many persons, grown hopeless at the sight of Hitler’s continuing strength, may imagine.”


Charging that Der Fuehrer is using “the bayonets of Von Blomberg’s soldiery to hold himself aloft,” Rabbi Newman continued:

“Hitler could not last another ten days if the Thyssens, Krupps and other industrialists did not approve of him.”

Through a strategic concentration of military power in the Reichswehr and the Schutz Staffel and the scattering of his Brown Shirts, the Chancellor is able to retain his leadership, the speaker said.

Rejection of the offer of a scholarship by Ernst Hanfstaengl, Hitler’s chief publicity adviser, by Harvard University was praised.

The letter in which President Conant announced the rejection, at the same time condemning Nazi policies as opposed to everything for which universities stand, was “like a current of fresh and clear air in a befouled atmosphere,” Rabbi Newman said.

“Hitler’s Nemesis may be delayed but it is marching to overtake him with irresistible force. The mills of the gods grind slowly, but exceedingly small.

“The arrogance and cruelty of tyrants brings its inevitable punishment, and Hitler will find himself no exception to the rule.”

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