Nazis Blame American, English Publishers for “jewish Influence”
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Nazis Blame American, English Publishers for “jewish Influence”

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American and British publishers were blame today for “the Jewish influence in German literature” at the closing session of a Nazi research conference on the Jews at Munich University.

Dr. Wilhelm Stapel, Nazi literary leader, declared that were it not for American and English publishers who translated works of Emil Lulwing and Lion Feuchtwanger, thus raising them to “world fame,” German literature would not have been “permeated with the Jewish spirit.”

Professor Franz Koch of Berlin University made similar observations about Jakob Wasserman. Professor Johannes Alt of Wuerzburg said that studies of Jewish influence in German literature were only important to show that anti-Jewish legislation was justified.

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