Reich Jews Declare They Will Overcome New Obstacles

The Jews of Germany, replying to attacks delivered against them at the Nazi congress in Nuremberg, declared today in a New Year message that they would overcome new obstacles expected during the coming year.

The statement, issued by the Reich Representation of Jews in Germany, called on Jews to stand together and not leave their local communities. It urged them to stand courageously the test of difficult times which they face in the near future.

Rabbi Leo Baeck, president of the organization, who signed the message, was imprisoned by the secret State police in 1935 together with Dr. Otto Hirsch, head of the executive, for signing a similar statement.

“Without a united communal life we shall be lost,” the document said.

It declared that Jewish youth would continue to be educated in the spirit of Labor.

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