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Nazi Diatribes Against the Jews Wax Most Bitter in Compendium

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Without editorial comment of any kind The Nation reprints a group of “Quotations from the Nazi Press Selected and Classified by John Gunther” under the title “The Hitlerites on Hitlerism.”

Although many of these gems of intellectual thought were noted in the Jewish Daily Buletin when they first saw the light of day, excerpts from Gunther’s compendium, which comprises a more damning footnote on Nazism than anything its bitterest enemies ever have said against it, are repeated below:

JEWS

The Jew means the same to the white races morally as plague, consumption and syphilis means to humanity hygienically. —Wilhelm Kube, one of the pioneers of the Nazi movement, in Westfalische Landes Zeitung, May 21, 1934.

The Jews are a nation of outcasts. Crime is their calling.— (Julius Streicher’s) Der Stuermer, Nuremberg.

References have been cropping up from time to time charging that the British Foreign Minister, Sir John Simon, is Jewish. This must stop. Simon is not a Jew.—Order of the Ministry of Propaganda.

It (Judaism in theatres, etc.) was pestilence, spiritual pestilence, worse than the Black Death.— Adolf Hitler, “Mein Kampf.”

RELIGION

Christ cannot possibly have been a Jew. I don’t have to prove that scientifically. It is a fact.—Dr. Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda.

Hitler is a new, a greater and a more powerful Jesus Christ.— Alois Spaiol, leader of the Nazis in the Saar.

The Pope is a Jew whose real name is Lippmann.—Volkische Beobachter, official Nazi newspaper.

Adolf Hitler is the real Holy Ghost.—Dr. Kerrl, chairman of the Prussian Diet.

Roman Catholics are the black vulture of German nationalism and the drummers of discord in the German nation. We will not stop until we have scratched them out of the lives of the German people. —Storm Troop Leader Ammerlahn.

The creator of mankind appeared 2,000 years ago in the form of Christ. Today God reveals Himself to the German people again in the form of Hitler.—Welt des Kaufmanns, trade paper.

ART

When I hear the word “culture,” I pick up my revolver.— Hans Johst, president of the poet’s academy.

MORALS

I treasure an ordinary prostitute above a married Jewess.— Dr. Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda.

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

No land in Europe is so dominated by Jews as England is, and yet England hardly realizes it. Queen Victoria carefully guarded the documents that purported to prove her descent from King David…. For many years the highest government appointments have been held by Jews. Among the great newspapers in Jewish hands are the Daily Welsh (sic) and the Sunday (sic).—Der Stuermer.

ANTHROPOLOGY

If non-Nordics are more closely allied to monkeys and apes than to Nordics, why is it possible for them to mate with Nordics and not with apes? The answer is this. It has not been proved that non-Nordics cannot mate with apes.—Hermann Gauch, in “Neue Grundlagen der Rassenforschung.”

WAR OR PEACE

From St. Stephen’s Church in Vienna to the Strasburg cathedral in Lorraine, from the ancient church of the Teutonic Knights in Riga, the chimes do not ring out in unison with these bells of the German cathedral of Aachen. The work is not yet finished. The eagle does not yet stretch its wings from Aachen to Vienna, from the gates of Burgundy to the German sea in the Near East, from the Alps to the coast. But the work will be finished.—Von Luninck, provincial governor of the Rhineland.

The true citizen of the Reich believes with fiery zeal and faith that the German Reich has been re-created in its purest and most perfect form, and that we Germans will once more place our seal and stamp on the peoples of the world.—Josef Werner, in “Das Unsterbliche Reich.”

For the church, the word “peace” does not necessarily mean the opposite of “war.” We have been too much a church of peace. —Reichsbishop Mueller, head of the German Christian Church.

Pacifism is cowardice on principle—not a theory of life but a defect in character.—The late Captain Roehm.

It must be thoroughly understood that our lost lands will never be won back by solemn appeals to the good Lord, not by pious hopes in the League of Nations, but only by the force of arms. . . . Almighty God, bless our arms!— Adolf Hitler, “Mein Kampf.”

MISCELLANEOUS

Dr. Ludwig Cohn, after twenty-five years of service in caring for the blind in Lower Silesia—Dr. Cohn has himself been blind since early youth—has been dismissed from his post because he is not an “Aryan.”—News item in Breslau newspaper.

Albert Goldsmid entered the British army in 1811 with the rank of cornet and saw active duty in Spain and in Waterloo, retiring with the rank of major in 1826.

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