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Reich Sage is Forbidden Speech Right

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Martin Buber, philosopher and one of the most important spiritual leaders of the Jews in Germany, was today prohibited by the Nazi authorities from delivering public speeches.

The Ministry of Propaganda simultaneously issued an order today forbidding Jewish leaders to refer to Germany as their Fatherland in their public speeches. Similarly, they are warned against urging Jews in Germany to remain in the country in expectation of better times.


German scientists are cautioned in the Frankische Tageszeitung today “not to shield Jewish colleagues.” The paper, which is edited by Julius Streicher, warns the “Aryan” scientists that “a catastrophe will befall them also” if they have a good word to say for Jewish scientists or physicians.

“No matter what contribution Jews have made toward German science, we are not able to accept them,” the Frankische Tageszeitung writes. The paper attacks Prof. Specht of the Erlangen University for giving credit to Jewish scientists for certain discoveries.

The entire Nazi press voices its satisfaction at the verdict issued by the mixed court in Cairo in the case which Jewish leaders there brought against the local Nazis. The court refused to recognize the issue raised by the Jews. This, the Angriff writes, makes it clear that the Jews lost the battle.

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