BERLIN (Apr. 8)
A behind-the-scenes struggle over the future policy of Julius Streicher’s Der Stuermer came into the open today when the anti-Semitic newspaper admitted that high Nazi officials had voiced dissatisfaction with its policy and declared it would take orders only from Fuehrer Hitler.
Launching out against demands by Nationalist Germans that it “leave the Jews in peace,” moderate its language and adopt a less vulgar note, the Stuermer asserts editorially that whoever is not an anti-Semite is not a Nazi. It added that knowledge of anti-Semitism was the basis of the National Socialist movement.
Commenting on the fact that the Stuermer has fallen from grace among many Nazi officials and that its circulation has consequently dropped, the editorial charges its critics with being influenced by Jews. German Nationalists had argue that the obscene anti-Semitism of the paper had done the Nazi movement more harm than good.
In declaring it would obey no orders that did not come from Hitler, the paper states, “Politics are made only by the Fuehrer.” It emphasizes that it has been in existence for fourteen years.