Sees Exodus from Reich at Standstill

Legal Jewish emigration from Germany into European countries and overseas has practically ceased, the Voelkischer Beobachter, Hitler’s chief organ, reports today.

“This is due to the fact that Jews are not permitted to take any money out of Germany,” the paper explains. “Emigration to Palestine is still continuing, but only under exceptional circumstances.”

Explaining that the Jews will be permitted to take $5,000 out with them if they go to Palestine, the Voelkischer Beobachter states openly that the Nazi government is highly interested in liquidating the Jewish question through emigration.

“The economic and political future of Palestine is not without importance for Germany,” the paper writes. “The solution of the Jewish problem in Germany depends partly on this factor. If the mandated territory develops in the next ten years as the Zionists hope, we may expect that within this period the decline of the Jews in Germany will become a fact.”

The Voelkischer Beobachter expresses the opinion that “Palestine is able to absorb at least a million Jews.” The paper asserts that in Samaria and in Galilee there is so much fertile land that if industry is applied to it, a considerable peasant population will be able to make its livelihood there.

Emphasizing that the Arabs are violently opposed to an increased Jewish immigration into Palestine, the Nazi paper believes that the British government, which holds the mandate over Palestine, “cannot challenge the Arabs too much,” because they constitute the largest Moslem power in the world.

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