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Der Stuermer in Court Action for Blasphemy; Attack on “yahve” Stirs German

YAHVE, BIBLICAL GOD OF THE JEWS, MAY STAND TRIAL IN A GERMAN COURT IF DER STUERMER, NAZI ANTI-SEMITIC WEEKLY PUBLISHED BY JULIUS STREICHER OF NUREMBERG, HAS ITS WAY.

ACCORDING TO THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE PERIODICAL A FORMER LEIPZIG MUNICIPAL EMPLOYE, ARTHUR HILDEBRANDT, HAS SERVED IT WITH A SUMMONS FOR BLASPHEMY. THE SUMMONS CITES THE FOLLOWING PASSAGE PRINTED IN A RECENT ISSUE OF DER STUERMER.

“YAHVE, WHOM THE JEWS WORSHIP, IS THE GREATEST OF ALL CRIMINALS. HE TEACHES THE JEWS TO ROB, STEAL, LIE, MURDER, RAPE AND COMMIT ALL OTHER CRIMES.” HILDEBRANDT ADDS: “MY RELIGIOUS FEELINGS AS A CHRISTIAN ARE DEEPLY HURT. YAHVE IS THE NAME OF THE ALL-MERCIFUL GOD ACCORDING TO THE HEBREW TEXT OF THE OLD TESTAMENT, WHICH IS RECOGNIZED AS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE BIBLE AND WHICH IS THE FOUNDATION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH.”

THE SUMMONS CONCLUDES WITH THE USUAL SALUTATION OF “HEIL HITLER!”

COMMENTING ON THE ACTION, DER STUERMER DECLARES: “HILDEBRANDT IS MERELY GRATIFYING DR. STUERMER’S DEAREST WISH. DER STUERMER DEMANDS THAT A COURT OF THE THIRD REICH FINALLY GIVE ITS DECISION ON YAHVE WHO HAS HITHERTO BEEN PROTECTED BY GERMAN RELIGIOUS LAW.”

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