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Reich Acts to Disavow Streicher As Press is Warned Against Him

January 21, 1935
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A move by Nazis to divorce Hitlerism from the extreme anti-Semitism of Julius Streicher in Franconia was seen here today in the campaign of the Nazi press against German Jewish papers which quote Streicher frequently.

Led by Propaganda Minister Goebbels’ Angriff, the entire Nazi press in chorus accuses the Jews of quoting Streicher’s extremist phraseology in order to “organize an anti-German campaign by the use of cunning methods.”

Even the ultra-orthodox Jewish paper, Israelit, is attacked by the Angriff for having quoted Streicher in order to “furnish German foes abroad with atrocity stories and to increase anti-German feeling in foreign countries.”

The press campaign appears to have the full backing of the government, since the press department of the German Foreign Office informed newspapermen that “it is inadvisable to quote Streicher and the Stuermer as evidence that the government supports his extreme anti-Semitism, since Germany is not identical with Franconia, where the anti-Semitism was widespread before the advent of Hitler.”

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