BERLIN (Sep. 7)
The city of Nuremberg, where the annual Nazi party congress starts tomorrow, today approached complete “Aryanism” as two-thirds of the Jewish residents there fled fearing possible unpleasant incidents during the course of the sessions. Most of them have arrived here for refuge until the congress is over.
Forebodings that the results of the Nuremberg conclave may mean a new drive against “non-Aryans”–‘seem to be fully confirmed today by the German press which uniformly predicts an increased campaign to make the non-Nazi part of the population more fully Nazi-conscious after the convention.
The Voelkischer Beobachter, Adolf Hitler’s personal newspaper, prints an article on its front page by Walter Darre, Minister of Agriculture, who blames a Jewish professor for Germany’s defeat in the World War.
Professor Eltsbacher reported in 1914, Herr Darre’s article declares, that the Reich had too many pigs which ate too much. As a result of this statement, nine million pigs were slaughtered which eventually resulted in a shortage of army food supplies.
Jewish circles anticipate that the present anti-Soviet propaganda drive will be linked by the Congress with a campaign of incitement against Jews that will stress the old allegation that the forces of “international Jewry” are supporting the Soviet threat against the Western World.
These apprehensions are apparently well-grounded, to judge from the tone of the Nazi press, particularly the Voelkischer Beobachter and the Angriff, two chief Nazi Party organs, in the last few days.
The Jews of the Reich, who have been enjoying a comparative respite from the activities of the Nazi propaganda machine as a result of the Olympics, are now looking forward to a campaign of virulence and abuse which may be expected to intensify the difficulties of existence within Germany.
The Nazi leaders are not expected to overlook the impending trial in Switzerland of David Frankfurter for the assassination of the Swiss Nazi leader, Wilhelm Gustloff. That they will make capital of the Gustloff case in an effort to influence the Swiss verdict is considered certain.
The Congress is also expected to provide a platform for proclamation of new decrees legalizing and extending economic discriminations which are already being practiced against the Jews.
Speakers at Erlagen, where 5,000 foreign Nazis, many of them American citizens, are attending a conference on the propagation of Nazi doctrines abroad, today made the strongest anti-Jewish speeches heard since the end of the Olympic Games.
Revision of foreign trade policy was urged as a means of eliminating Jews and other “undesirable elements” from firms handling German exports.