Berlin (Jan. 3)
German writers are earnestly endeavoring to achieve peace between the German government and the Jewish population of the country, Dr. Hans Friedrich Blunck, syndicus of the University of Hamburg and president of the Reich Chamber of Literature, writes in the current issue of the Europaeische Review.
Dr. Blunck addresses himself to the youth of Western European countries, asking them to help in arriving at mutual understanding between the Jews of Germany and the present government.
He bitterly accuses German emigrants, however, of constantly disturbing these efforts by interference from abroad and “agitating against a rejuvenated Germany.”
“The emigrants,” he declares, “should consider not their own position but the position of the remaining four-fifths of German Jewry, which is still in Germany. Instead, they continue to impede all our attempts at finding a modusvivendi.”
Commenting on Dr. Plunck’s article, the Juedische Rundschau, organ of the German Zionists, declares that German Jewry has hitherto been “unaware of these efforts on behalf of peace.”
“We sincerely hope,” it continues, “that spiritual Germany will adhere in this important task, which concerns not only the Jews but is essential to the very future of Germany.”