NEW YORK (Nov. 9)
Chancellor Hitler told Nazi Party comrades in Munich yesterday that temporary successes by Jews must not be ascribed to their intelligence but to a lack of moral scruples and to “a certain gift for failing, “according to a Berlin dispatch to the New York Herald Tribune.
“In fact, unintelligent is not the word for them — they are just plain stupid,” he added. The address was delivered in the Buergerbrau Keller, scene of the unsuccessful Nazi putsch of Nov. 9, 1923, to commemorate the event and pay tribute to the memory of sixteen Nazis killed on that day.
According to Hitler there are three kinds of nations — the intelligent, the very intelligent and the unintelligent. The Germans he classed in the second category and the Jews in the third.
Recalling “how a small band set out to overthrow the government and initiate a revolution,” he said, according to the New York Times, “today I am quite certain a few Jews could not overthrow us.”