World Press Digest

The New York Times, commenting upon the rejection of Jews by the German army, says editorially:

Jews will not be conscripted for service in the new German army. Berlin says the intention is to keep the new military organization 100 per cent “Aryan.”

It will be interesting to see how far the authorities go to keep Germany’s next war effort free from all Semitic contamination. Jewish doctors will presumably be excluded from the military hospitals, but how about drugs and medicines which Jewish specialists have helped to develop, or surgical instruments which they may have helped to perfect? Only the other day a racial organization actually proposed a ban on all anti-toxins and specifics of non-”Aryan” origin.

The problem goes even further. Modern warfare is largely a question of chemistry, industry, transportation, organization. To make Germany’s next war an unadulterated “Aryan” enterprise, Hitler’s armies should refuse to make use of gas and other chemicals discovered by Jewish chemists, or to move forward on railroads which Jewish capital may have helped to build, or to wear uniforms treated with dyes which Jewish chemists may have helped to discover. Thorough should be the word.

SEES BRITISH MORE LIBERAL IN PALESTINE

The New Judea, official organ of the World Zionist Organization, published in London, says editorially:

There has recently been a more liberal tendency towards the employment of Jews on public works in Palestine, in accordance with the Prime Minister’s letter, although the general shortage of Jewish labor has made it difficult to make provision for these extended opportunities of work. In any case, it is to be hoped that the more optimistic policy which the government apparently intends to pursue in connection with public works will have an encouraging psychological effect in regard to all spheres of government activity.

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