BERLIN (Dec. 10)
The Nazi Party is demanding transfer of all large Jewish commercial enterprises to “Aryans” before the Spring of 1937, it was reported today.
Chancellor Hitler’s Voelkischer Beobachter denied that there was any injustice to Jews in the economic system, declaring that the Nazis want to keep the economic system “in the German spirit.”
In an article the Nazi organ said this meant “to have it conducted honestly, truthfully and for the social good. This does not mean we are dispossessing the Jews, pillaging them, driving them from the country or killing them.
“It means we demand that the Jews, whom we consider aliens, respect and maintain the obligations which they as guests of the nation take on themselves,” the paper said.
The article added that “whoever feels uncomfortable in accepting these views can go to other places to seek other conditions. We are sincere enough to say we do not regret it. We do not, however, exercise compulsion.”