Speaking at the Chanukah gathering of the New York Junior Hadassah last night, Rabbi William Margolis of Congregation Chab Zedek branded Germany’s promises of safety for Jews in the Saar “a sounding brass and a hollow sham.” The meeting was held at the Y. W. H. A., 31 West 110th Street.
“The world knows that Hitler’s peace protestations in the past were the low lies of a hypocritical demagogue,” said Rabbi Margolis. “For it is by this time universally known that the stupendous exhibition of ‘scientific’ diabolism, of which Germany boasted during the World War, is dwarfed and beggared by the munitions resources and military preparations at the hand of Naziland today.
“And who does not know of Hitler’s consuming ambtions with regard to the Saar region?
“In the face of characteristic despotic dishonesty, in the face of the devilish treatment accorded innocent Jews and the resulting debacle of German culture, in the face of facts which have proved Hitler a pervert and a liar, German promises and assurances to minorities in the Saar are a sounding brass and a hollow sharm!”