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The Westdeutscher Beobachter, leading Nazi organ in Cologne, carries the following characteristic appeal:

German retailer, you know that there are still numbers of newspapers which have a double face, posing as 120 per cent national in their editorial pages but still taking in their advertisement pages the gigantic advertisements of the Jewish stores.

What the Westdeutscher Beobachter publishes in its advertisement pages you have every day before your eyes: what it does not publish, and the amount of money it so foregoes deliberately day by day, does not occur to you at the moment!

Against the advertisement plantations of the Jewish stores and single-price shops, which are once more giving themselves such airs, there is need for all Germans to close their ranks. Our Jews’ number will therefore give the public as complete a picture as possible of the efficiency of the German shop on the spot, which by its tradition, its experience, and its close association with the buying public, is primarily and exclusively called upon to satisfy the needs of the German purchaser.

German retailer, German shopkeeper, do you want to be out of this number? Give the ” W. B.” your advertisement for this Jews’ number. You will find yourself there in the best of company, and will prove that you not only think and feel as a German but also act with the sense of being a German.

Think laso of the time when the “W. B.” was the only militant newspaper in the locality, fighting every day its inexorable fight against the Jewish stores Moloch and consequently with the whole of the rest of the press at feud with it and slavering over it. This fight served and serves primarily the maintenance of the middle class, and so your own existence!


The Manchester Guardian commenting on the exhibition of the Jewish artist, A. Melnikoff, in London, writes:

An interesting group of portrait busts, studies, and descriptive statuettes, the work of A. Melnikoff, a Palestinian sculptor, is to be seen at the Bloomsbury Gallery, Bedford Square. The exhibition includes a head of Field Marshal Lord Allenby.

In opening the exhibition Lord Allenby said that it was remarkable how the Jews had preserved the creative spirit in spite of their long wanderings and the cruel persecutions they had suffered. While the economic and colonizing achievements of the settlers in Palestine were well known, it was not general realized that there was a flourishing cultural movement, and that the things of the spirit had not been forgotten in the work of building up the national home. That wonderful exhibition was a triumph, Lord Allenby concluded, not only for the artist but for Zionism, which had made possible the creation of such works.


The Express and Star of London, dealing with the Jewish problem in Germany, says:

The manner in which the Nazis have trampled over the freedom of religion, and the freedom of the Press reveals the old iron heel, used by men more bitter and less responsible than any of the pre-war leaders. They have found ready soil for their dragon’s teeth in a despondent people, and by combining patriotism with tyranny are reproducing the old German me### in worse form. They claim re-armament for national honor and respect, but, says Mr. Ramsay MacDonald, they want an army greater than that of any other nation in Europe, an air force already declared equal to ours, and a fleet that would be equal to the French and superior to the Italian. How Germany would act in the possession of these forces can best be gauged by her rough-shod methods against those who oppose the Nazi ideas within her own borders.

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