Goslar, Germany (Nov. 18)
Charges that Jews abroad are aiming to starve Germany and are causing a shortage of food were aired by Rudolph Hess, deputy Nazi leader, at the Third Annual Peasants Day being celebrated here with a congress.
Hess and Minister of Agriculture Richard Darre delivered bitter anti-Semitic speeches at the Congress. The deputy Nazi leader accused the Jews abroad of bringing to Germany all the evils of the Versailles Treaty, while Darre openly called for continuation of the fight against world Jewry.
“The troubles brought to Germany by the Versailles Treaty are directly and indirectly due to the participation of the Jews in the preparations for carrying out the Versailles Treaty, especially the part played to a great extent by the Jewish secretaries of the leading personalities,” Hess declared.
Speaking of the boycott, Hess continued, “At present, world Jewry, which represents Bolshevism, is engaged in a fight against us. The Jewish boycott propaganda against German goods means nothing else but this. Its for this that boycott propaganda was aimed to undermine the food situation in Germany.
“They think of creating a difficult situation in Germany economically by the limitations imposed upon us through Versailles, that we shall not have sufficient foodstuffs so that Germany be starved and hunger break out, thus leading to the downfall of the Hitler regime. These intentions, however, are being fully combatted now, because notwithstanding all the difficulties we are experiencing where export is concerned, and notwithstanding the fact that our foreign exchange is decreasing, we have succeeded nevertheless in securing sufficient foodstuffs for the German people.”