Berlin (Nov. 7)
A 416-page book, published with the sanction of the Nazi Party and replete with anti-Jewish libels, made its appearance here today. The book is called “The Black Book” and has for its subtitle “The Jews in Germany.”
A preface to the volume, written by Propaganda Minister Paul Joseph Goebbels, states that it is intended not only for internal consumption but for foreign propaganda, especially for participants and guests of the Olympic Games. This preface may prove embarrassing to Reich Chancellor Hitler who was reported yesterday as having promised Count Henri de Baillet-Latour, president of the International Olympic Committee, that nothing would be done at the games to hurt the susceptibilities of persons of “non-Aryan” derivation.
The “Black Book” is hailed in an editorial in the Voelkischer Beobachter, official Nazi party organ and Hitler’s personal property, as a “fundamental work,” which presents Jews as “traitors, atheists, and moral criminals.”
The Beobachter states that the book is “our new weapon for combating effectively Jewish misrepresentations of facts. It is written in the spirit of the words pronounced by Dr. Goebbels at Nuremberg.”
The volume, the Beobachter urges, should be used “as a handbook in every German home in order that no one forgets how the Jews misled Germany for fifteen years.”
An appeal is also made by the Nazi newspaper to mail as a Christmas gift “at least one good book” to Germans residing abroad in order to imbue them with the Nazi spirit.
The “Black Book” is divided into nine chapters which describe the Jews as “swimdlers, criminals, leaders of political corruption, Communists, Socialists, pornographists and degenerates.”