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Tannenbaum Reflects on Two Years of Hitler

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Tannenbaum was in a thoughtful mood. He rolled his cigar between his thumb and forefinger and looked at the copy of the Bulletin in his lap with unseeing eyes. The falling ashes on the news print brought him to with a start.

Today is the second anniversary of Hitler’s coming to power!… Two years of misery for the German Jews, two years of dissension among the Jews of the world as to the best methods of meeting this emergency.

Two years of economic and cultural strangulation for Jewry in Germany, two years of petty quarreling amongst the rest of Jewry.

In the two years, most Jews seemed to have tired and forgotten the cruel fate of the German Jew. In those same two years the Jews of Austria and Poland suffered fates similar to that of the German Jews and world Jewry is still trying to decide what should have been decided two years ago.

Well, he had not forgotten. His firm would continue to lose business rather than spend a cent in Germany or with some company unfriendly to the Jew. His Jewish consciousness had become too much a part of his life to forget or disregard an affront to all Jewry. His money would be spent, where it was most appreciated.

It was with the cigar tightly clinched between his teeth that Tannenbaum resumed his reading.

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