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Newspapers Hit Anti-semitic Speech in Dutch Parliament

Newspapers commented indignantly today over an anti-Semitic speech delivered in the Upper House of the States General, believed to be the first time such an address has been made in that section of the Parliament.

The speech was made by the Nazi deputy Graaf de Marchant et Donsembourg, who charged that all Jews were Marxists and asserted that Jewish citizens were not 100 percent Dutchmen.

A Jewish deputy, Dr. Mendels, well-known Amsterdam attorney, drew loud applause with a reply to the charges, in which he declared: “Although I am a Marxist, I feel myself a 100 percent Dutchman.”