NEW YORK (Jan. 7)
Criticism of the reported plan to expatriate German Jews with the financial aid of British and American Jews by increasing German exports was voiced today in an editorial in the New York Times, which originally reported the plan from London yesterday.
The scheme was scored as “further evidence of her (Germany’s) disregard of fundamental decency and her tramping under foot of elemental morality.”
At the same time the Times said the proposal “cannot be thrust aside as utterly repugnant. It involves the well-being and perhaps the very lives of these German Jews singled out for deportation.” The plan is characterized as an “amazing mixture of business and heartlessness.”
Declaring that British colonies cannot absorb the influx of emigrants, as planned, the Times states:
“Germany will, in the end, have to do something far different from this. For the great Jewish problem which she has deliberately created for her own embarrassment and disgrace, she must find, as The London Spectator insists, a solution which is ‘civilized, ‘ which means nothing other than the retracing of the path along which the false Gods have led her.”
Both the Forward and the Day, Yiddish dailies vigorously denounced the reported plan.
The Forward condemned as a “scandal” the fact that “ransom money must be paid for the privilege of getting Jews out of Germany alive. Such a thing the world cannot permit to pass unchallenged.”
The Day described the reported plan as a “hold-up by kidnappers” and said that, according to the details published yesterday, ” Hitler would enslave not only the Jews who are being drive out of Germany, but also the Jews of the rest of the world.”