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The Irish Times of Dublin draws the attention of its readers to the Samaritans. The paper writes:

People in the present generation have an opportunity of seeing something which may not be seen for thousands of years hence, and which probably had not been seen for thousands of years in the past—the death of a nation.

The origin of this people—the Samaritans—is buried in obscurity. The Jews claim that when the ten tribes were exiled from Palestine by Assyria, the Assyrian King brought these Samaritans over as colonists, and that they were originally pagans, but gradually adopted some of the elements of the Jewish religion. The Samaritans, on the other hand, claim that they are the remnant of the exiled ten tribes. Because the Jews refused to allow them to participate in the building of the Second Temple they built one of their own on Mount Gerizim, of which the only relic is the sacrificial altar. Despite the fact that there have been no sacrifices in Judaism for the past nineteen centuries, the Samaritans retain a memory of animal sacrifice by performing the sacrifice of the Paschal lamb on the eve of the Passover on the ancient altar. Their leader is their High Priest, who claims direct descent from Aaron, and they assert that their scroll of the Holy Law was written by one of Aaron’s sons.

HOW JEW’S BOOKS ESCAPED NAZI FLAMES

The London Standard, reporting that a biography of Lord Reading is now being written by the Austrian writer Paul Frischauer, discloses why Frischauer’s books were not burned in Germany despite the fact that he is a Jew:

His book, “Prince Eugene,” was admired by the late President Hindenburg, who accepted a copy of it from the author for his private library.

His book “Garibaldi” has a preface by Signor Mussolini.

Signor Mussolini received Dr. Frischauer in Rome just after he had finished “Garibaldi.” Dr. Frischauer remarked that he did not think Germans would be allowed to read a Jew’s life of the great Italian.

“I shall write an introduction to your book,” said Signor Mussolini. “Then I do not think they will touch it.”

TRANSFUSION LEAVES NAZI ‘ARYAN’ STILL

The Renasterea Roumana, published in Bucharest, Rumania, carries the following:

In a district of South Germany a Storm Troop chief was recently the victim of a motor accident. The wounds he received were so grave that one could not take into consideration the difference of race, and the wounded man had to be taken quickly to a Jewish hospital, the nearest to the place of the accident.

At the hospital the doctors stated that an immediate transfusion of blood was necessary. A Jew volunteered to place himself at the disposal of the injured man who could be saved from death. The case had curious consequences.

The Council of the local Nazi Party section brought this man before a jury in order to know if a person having received the blood of an “inferior” race was worthy to remain a member of the party. They established, in fact, that the Jew who offered his blood was an old combatant, several times decorated, and that by this the chief of the section could not be regarded as being “polluted.”

It was therefore maintained in the party that by reason of the exceptional circumstances he remained a “pure Aryan.”

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