London (Mar. 8)
A fresh drive against the Jews in Germany is to be expected in the very near future, the London Times predicts today in a cable from its Berlin correspondent.
“There is evidence that a fresh underground anti-Jewish campaign is going to be resumed here,” the Berlin correspondent of the Times says. “A new wave of panic will be spread among the Jews in the nearest days.”
The correspondent of the Times asserts that the entire secret police in Germany as well as the Storm Troopers will be ordered to participate in this anti-Jewish campaign. The purpose of the campaign, the correspondent explains, is to frighten the Jews in order to increase Jewish emigration from Germany.
At the same time the Central Verein Zeitung, a Jewish newspaper published in Berlin by the German Citizens of the Jewish Faith in its issue of today asserts that the general situation of the German Jews may be ameliorated. In an article in this publication, Dr. Alfred Hirschberg, one of the leaders of the Central Verein, expresses the hope that the Jewish economic position in Germany will be stabilized by the government.
CITES SCHACHT SPEECH
“On the basis of the address delivered by Dr. Schacht at Leipzig Fair this week, we may hope for a stabilization in the Jewish economic life in Germany. This may be the starting point for the modification of the general situation of the Jews in Germany,” Dr. Hirschberg writes.
The conflicting reports of the London Times and the Berlin Jewish publication are a result of the difference of opinion within the Nazi party with regard to the policy towards the Jews. It is stated here that while Dr. Schacht insists on the moderation of the anti-Jewish policy, Rudolf Hess, Hitler’s lieutenant, continues to demand further restrictions against the Jews, with a view to force more Jews out of Germany.
The adherents of Hess are very much perturbed by the fact that German Jewish refugees are beginning to return to Germany. In order to discourage the return of Jews to Germany, the new drive is contemplated, it was learned here today from authoritative sources.