German Groups Seen Outraged by New Drive on Jews

The Sunday times reports from berlin today that large sections of the bourgeoisie and the working class have been aroused by the ruthlessness of the current anti-Jewish drive.

According to the dispatch, diplomatic quarters believe the drive was started to distract attention from the nation’s economic difficulties and perhaps also to divert foreign interest from the increasing tempo of rearmament.

In another dispatch, the times diplomatic correspondent reports that British Jews in Germany are not under legal obligation to submit a declaration on their property under the Goering decree and may count on the full diplomatic support of the Brith Government. He adds that the Government has notified Germany that it assumes that property of British Jews is exempt from the registration measures, and is now awaiting a reply from Berlin.

Commenting on the anti-Jewish campaign, the daily Express declares editorially: ” intolerance, the curse of man king for countless years, has now become again the rule in the heart of Europe. The wretched Jews suffer now, but in the future their persecutors will pay. For intolerance brings its retribution, and darkness settles on those who practice it.”

The New-Chronicle asserts: “There is no reason to suppose that persecution as a policy will succeed in the Germany of Adolf Hitler any better than it did in the Spain of Philip the Second or in France of Louis XIV.”

The Times, concluding a two-column review of the position of the German Jews, refers to the tasks of the forthcoming refugee-aid conference at Evian, France, declaring: “To carry out a plan of ordered emigration, some measure of cooperation will be required of the Government of the Reich. That Government cannot ask the powers to admit their Jews and at the same time force their Jews out naked.”

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