Berlin (Sep. 30)
Terming individual anti-Jewish acts “an act against the State,” Propaganda Minister Paul Joseph Goebbels, last night took a strong stand against those who have not heeded Reich Chancellor Hitler’s admonition to refrain from anti-Jewish terrorist activities on their own initiative.
“Whoever acts against the State will be destroyed,” Goebbels declared, pointing out that the Jewish question would now be
solved by the State. “Whoever now, after the laws governing Jews have been enacted at Nuremberg, commences excesses on his own initiative will be considered as acting against the State, he said, “and will be called to account by the State.”
Goebbels was careful, however, to emphasize that this admonition has no bearing on the anti-Jewish boycott, which remains a legitimate instrument for every Nazi, he said.
In similar vein, the Nazi press today makes clear that the Nurerberg laws must be understood as applying also to the field of economics. “Each German must consider it his duty to free himself economically from the Jews,” the press declares.
In a number of cities, “Aryan” employes of Jewish shops have been ordered to report the names of all non-Jewish customers. Anti-Jewish placards urging strengthening of the boycott against Jews are now conspicuously visible not only in the provinces but also in the center of Berlin’s most popular thoroughfares.
The synagogue in Hoheinade, Pfalz, was sold today for 900 marks to an “Aryan” who will remodel the building and convert it into a private residence. The synagogue was deserted when the entire Jewish population was forced to leave the town because of the anti-Jewish boycott.
Two Jews, Sigmund Bartmann and his father, of Hener, in Westphalia, were arrested on the charge that they attacked a soldier and beat him up severely, the Voelkischer Beobachter reports.
The paper, personal organ of Propaganda Minister Goebbels, in printing the item, utilizes the occasion for a strong anti-Jewish attack.