The “C. V.-Zeitung,” official organ of the Central Union of German Citizens of Jewish Faith, has a leading article on the occurrences in Praha and the cry that was raised there: “Out with the Germans and the Jews!”
“Hundreds of German-Jewish students and many world-famous German-Jewish scholars contributed to the fame of the German University at Prague,” it writes. “To mention only one, Professor Kisch, who was repeatedly Rector of the University. Is that any reason for anti-German and anti-Semitic excesses? The reason seems to lie in the political conditions in Czechoslovakia.
USES PAROLE FOR CAMPAIGN
“It must be borne in mind that the Right opposition seems to be endeavoring to make use of the anti-Semitic parole for the election campaign of next year. The Czech opposition holds that for decades it has been the custom to regard the German Jews as the most loyal and dependable support of Germanism. The numerically weak, but therefore culturally and politically strong German group in Praha, would be unthinkable without the financial and culturally important German-Jewish circles and would be condemned to insignificance. Many parts of the country would never obtain the necessary twenty per cent for the recognition of the lingual rights of the German minority if it were not for the numerous Jews who stand with Germanism.
JEWS HAVE PLAYED BIG ROLE
“In the struggle of the Germans in Czechoslovakia for their national and cultural distinctiveness. German Jews have taken an important part, even as German Ministers of Czech governments. With the same loyalty the Magyar Jews in the former Hungarian parts of Slovakia stood by their Hungarianism, a fact that has been largely recognized recently on the Hungarian side.”