A warning to Jews of the world not to be under any delusions about the Jewish situation in Germany was issued here by the Central British Fund for German Jewry, of which Anthony de Rothschild is president.
The warning points out that the Nazis are sparing no efforts in their attempt to induce public opinion to accept the thesis that “nothing has taken place in Germany so far as the Jews are concerned, beyond restricting their influence in politics, law, science and professions.”
“Nothing could be further from the truth,” the warning issued by the Central British Fund says. “It is the aim of the Nazis to reduce the Jews in Germany to a class living on sufferance, governed by special laws, deprived of equal rights of citizenship. As it is difficult to expel half a million Jews from Germany, those who remain there are to be segregated. This policy, the Nazis explain, can only be enforced gradually.”
The warning quotes a number of new text books for current use in German schools, illustrating the type of anti-Jewish propaganda fed the younger generation and prescribed by the Minister of Education. There are more than 40,000 Jewish pupils in the elementary schools of Germany who are forced to listen to this poisonous propaganda in the classrooms.
“While in the elementary schools Jewish children are compelled to hear all kinds of anti-Jewish lessons, they are virtually excluded from secondary schools and universities. Within a comparatively few years there will be no Jews in German medical or legal professions,” the warning issued establishes. “At the present time there is not a single first year Jewish law student at any German university.”
Touching upon the boycott which the Nazis are conducting in Germany against Jewish firms, the document issued by the British Central Fund emphasizes that in the smaller German towns Jewish shopkeepers are actually being terrorized by local Nazi rulers.
“Too old to emigrate, their businesses ruined by the boycott, these Jewish provincial shopkeepers can only hope for charity from the more prosperous communities of the great cities,” the document states, emphasizing that the ruin of provincial communities has cast a heavy burden upon the resources of the central Jewish organizations in Germany.