Berlin (Aug. 1)
The Jews of Germany today had new evidence of the determination of the Nazi authorities to push their anti-Semitic campaign in the face of world disapproval and even the warnings of Dr. Hjalmar Schacht, Minister of Economics and president of the Reichsbank.
On the heels of the report, obviously emanating from inspired Nazi quarters, that a “truce” on activities against the Jews had been declared following a conference of Hitler, Goering and General Von Blomberg, Jews were presented with evidence that the “truce” was a figment of the imagination calculated to appease foreign sentiment.
Yesterday, the municipal press and the propaganda office issued warning to Jews who were flocking or reported to be flocking from the provinces to this city, to stay away. The warning stated that Jews without money will not receive city relief and will be sent to the workhouse until their expulsion can be arranged.
As this warning was being issued, Dr. Schacht was making a speech, while dedicating a bust of Hitler in the Reichsbank Hall, in which he voiced strong disapproval of Nazi strong-arm methods. Dr. Schacht warned that a continuance of the disturbances will bring economic ruin to the nation, “whether these disturbances occur in the intellectual or economic field.”
That his warning, as those he has uttered in the past, has little chance of being heeded, becomes increasingly apparant as instances of anti-Jewish activities continue to pile up.
Yesterday, Willi Zeyn, noted German film director, was expelled by the Reich’s Film Chamber for lending his name to a film produced by a Jew.
Hans Hinkel, newly appointed Commissar for Cultural Activities, issued an order prohibiting “Aryans” married to Jews from continuing in cultural activities of any kind.
It was learned today that Dr. Yoffe, a Jewish lawyer, abducted by Nazis during the Kurfuerstendamm riots two weeks ago, has not been heard from since.
The Mayor of Quedlinburg, declaring that Jews are unable to comprehend German culture, issued an order prohibiting them from visiting the cathedral, museum and palace there.
For displaying her husband’s war medals in her front window on a placard reading, “These medals were won by a Jew who lost his life for Germany during the war,” a Jewish widow in Coblenz was today in the “protective custody” of the Coblenz Authorities.
On Budapesterstrasse in Berlin, a Jewish store manager was shot by an “Aryan” following a quarrel during which the latter suddenly whipped out a revolve and, shouting “Jewish swine,” fired four shots into the Jew. The incident was not reported in today’s press.