man responsible for the anti-Jewish so-called “Aryan paragraph” in the Nazi program. Feder was one of the first aides of Hitler from the very beginning of the Nazi party. He occupied the position of Under-Secretary in the Ministry of Economics. He will be pensioned and isolated from any activities in the government and in the Nazi party.
The promotion of Streicher to a higher position came as a surprise even to Nazi leaders. It was Streicher who only a week ago closed down the existing Jewish department stores in Nuremburg, asserting that they would be taken over and run by the state and that the hundreds of employees there would lose nothing. The stores, however, have so far not been reopened, simply because the drastic anti-Jewish measure taken by Streicher was not approved by Berlin. It was believed that Streicher, as a result of this independent action, toward which the Ministry of Economics objected strongly would be put under a stricter control.
The appointment of Streicher to the position of Governor of Upper Silesia indicates that Hitler’s personal attitude towards him has by no means weakened, despite the opposition of the Ministry of Economics toward Streicher’s uncensored activities to oust the Jews economically in Franconia.
Der Stuermer, the Jew-baiting organ published by Streicher in Nuremburg, will continue its publication despite Streicher’s departure, it was stated here today. It was predicted that with Streicher in Upper Silesia, a similar anti-Jewish publication would be started there.
Streicher’s promotion came despite the great dislike which Premier Goering has taken towards him and also despite the fact that the “Gestapo,” secret political police, has more than once clashed with the Franconian overlord after it confiscated the issue of the Stuermer which was devoted to spreading the “ritual murder” libel against the Jews and which caused open protests on the part of the Jews of Germany and official interpellations in the British Parliament.