The only thing that keeps Reichsfuehrer Hitler in power in Germany is the fear of a Communist revolt, declared B.C. Vladeck, general manager of the Jewish Daily Forward, and president of the American ORT, in an interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency on his arrival from Europe on the Lafayette yesterday.
Mr. Vladeck, who visited Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Lithuania, Latvia and France on his seven weeks tour, declared that the continent is horrified by the recent Nazi “ghetto laws.”
He predicted that Hitlerism would not last long because of economic circumstances which “will obliterate even the most fanatical loyalty.”
The downfall of Hitler will result from an alliance of the middle class and the Socialists, he said. “The only thing lacking for the overthrow of Hitler,” he continued, “is a constructive program. The Fourth Reich is going to be a union of labor and the middle classes based on equality and democracy.”
Mr. Vladeck visited ORT colonies and trade schools while in Europe. “I come back to this country, ” he said, “eager to do my part in the $500,000 American ORT campaign.”
Jacob Fishman, editor of the Jewish Morning Journal, who also arrived on the Lafayette, said Palestine Jews fear an attempt by Mussolini to overthrow the British mandate and the Jewish homeland in Palestine with the aid of Arab extremists. This, he said, accounts in part for Great Britain’s vigorous stand against Italian aggression.
He cited documentary evidence that Premier Mussolini has designs on Palestine and part of Egypt. “It is an established fact,” he said, “that an Arab leader has passed a year traveling between Rome and Palestine, conferring with Fascist leaders, and that Mussolini has had an agent among the Arabs in Palestine.”