BERLIN (Jan. 31)
Chancellor Hitler has dedicated the nation to “the racial task” as “the greatest and most sacred of all tasks confronting Germany. In his address to the Reichstag at the Kroll Opera House yesterday, heard by millions of Germans obliged to listen at loud speakers and radios, he defended racial segregation in the Reich.
“We will never allow an alien race to obtain a predominant position in German economics and influence German science and literature,” he declared, adding that “German culture is flowering since it was cleared of the destructive Jewish forces.”
The Fuehrer told the 750 members of the “rubber-stamp” legislature that Germany was not ruled by an “international literary man,” but by one of the people, which was taken by some as a reference to Premier Blum of France.
He compared the racial theory in importance to the theory of the revolution of the earth around the sun.
“Just as the latter led to a new conception of the universe, the Nazi blood and soil theory leads to a new conception of mankind,” he asserted. “In the future this will not result in estrangement of nations, but prevent the Jewish people from trying to disintegrate and dominate others.
“The blood theory replaces the liberalistic conceptions. For the first time the German nation realizes the racial task is the greatest and most sacred of all tasks confronting Germany.”