Berlin Speech Seen Prelude to Streicher Promotion
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Berlin Speech Seen Prelude to Streicher Promotion

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The extraordinary preparations being made here for the first public address in Berlin of Julius Streicher, Nazidom’s Chief anti-Semite, at the Sportpalast on Thursday, are taken to indicate that Streicher’s appearance is but a prelude to some promotion in store for the “Czar of Franconia.”

Streicher’s two-hour speech on Thursday about the Jewish question is to be preceded by a huge mass-meeting of Storm Troopers, and by a series of concerts and other events arranged in his honor. It is generally believed here that all this points to Streicher’s elevation to some important Berlin post.

It has been rumored for some time here that Streicher may be appointed a special commissar over Jewish affairs, for the purpose of coordinating and systematizing the Nazi Reich’s campaign against the Jews.

At any rate the invitation extended him to speak in Berlin and the elaborate fete being planned in his honor, are proof that Streicher finally has succeeded in realizing his ambition to extend his personal influence and to penetrate into the highest Nazi circles in the German capital.

Meanwhile repercussions to the demands voiced abroad that the 1936 Olympic Games be transferred from Berlin because of discrimination against the Jews and Catholics, were evident in today’s German press. The German papers today carried an official statement with assurances that Germany’s pledge not to discriminate against Jewish athletes is being kept.

The fact remains, however, that Jews are barred from preliminary trials and that prohibitions against Jews in seashore resorts, parks and sports fields make it impossible for Jewish athletes to train for the forthcoming games.

Another attack against Jews of foreign citizenship engaging in business in Germany appeared in today’s Angriff, Goebbel’s newspaper. This time the Angriff singles out the famous Rubenstein’s Restaurant near the Kurfuerstendamm, scene of the Nazi anti-Jewish riots a few weeks ago. The restaurant is attacked for displaying a Shield of David, traditional Jewish emblem, as a sign that kosher food is being served there. Rubenstein’s is owned by an Austrian citizen.

Simultaneously, the Angriff demands removal of the Jewish influence from commerce, asserting that while Jews have transferred their businesses into “Aryan” hands, they nevertheless have retained control of the enterprises themselves.

An order issued by the authorities in Hartz district prohibits the admission of Jews to all public places. Newspapers published in the district are forbidden to accept advertisements from Jewish landlords seeking tenants.

Following the defiance by peasants of the anti-Jewish orders issued by the peasant officials of the Oldenburg District, the officials today warned that peasants leasing their lands to Jews will be deprived of the land altogether.

Because peasants in Toberow, near the Baltic Sea, sold land to a Jewish artists’ colony, the Angriff today demands they be severely punished and the deal cancelled.

In Hamburg the Jewish firm Globus was closed by the authorities today and all Jewish employes were arrested.

In connection with the reappearance of the Juedische Rundschau, official Zionist organ, the official Nazi press today demands that Jewish publications in Germany henceforth be forbidden to comment on laws and regulations aimed against the Jews.

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