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A NAZI PRONOUNCEMENT THAT JEWS ARE INCAPABLE OF SPEAKING OR WRITING PURE GERMAN, PUBLISHED IN NEUES VOLK, OF LEIPZIG, ORGAN OF THE NATIONAL SOCIALIST RACIAL OFFICE, IS REPRODUCED IN THE FRENCH PERIODICAL RACES ET RACISME.

A WORK OF ART, DECLARES THE WRITER OF THE ARTICLE, GERHARD KOHLER, ALWAYS BEARS THE MARKS OF THE CREATOR’S RACE, REPRESENTING “THE EXPRESSION OF A CERTAIN RACIAL SOUL.” IT IS AFFECTED, HE SAYS BY PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE RACE,” FOR INSTANCE, BY THE CONFORMATION OF THE MOUTH, THE PALATE AND THE LARYNX OF THE INDIVIDUAL, WHICH DEPENDS UP ON HIS RACE.”

“WHEN THE JEWS, WHO COMES FROM THE ORIENT AND ASIA MINOR, USES GERMAN,” SAYS KOHLER “HIS USE OF IT IS RENDERED MORE OR LESS DIFFICULT BY THE SPECIFIC STRUCTURE OF HIS SPEECH ORGANS, THAT IS, HE HAD MORE OR LESS OF A SPEECH DEFECT. THE SAME CAN BE SAID OF THE JEWISH POET WHO, USING A MEDIUM OF EXPRESSION WHICH DOES NOT BELONG TO HIS RACE, CANNOT HELP BUT PRODUCE A STYLE MORE OR LESS JEWISH, BUT NEVER A PURELY GERMAN STYLE.”

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