BERLIN (Jun. 22)
Reich Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels, speaking last night at Summer Solstice ceremonies attended by 120,000 Nazis in the vast Olympic stadium, said that the Jews would no longer “flaunt their dirty life” in Berlin. He warned that new restrictions against Jewish activities in the form of Government decrees were being drafted. When the new regulations are completed the last Jewish shop in the capital will disappear, the Propaganda Minister said.
“What business is it of those abroad how we treat the Jews?” Goebbels demanded. “Do we bother about what the English do with their Jews. The world should leave us alone, and we will leave it alone.”
Maintaining that the third Reich had nothing but scorn for expressions of hatred aroused abroad by the Jewish policy, Goebbels contended that National Socialism had not fought for seven years to make Berlin the most German of cities so that Jews could come there now. “What do they want here?” Goebbels asked. “They have nothing to do here. Their very presence irritates us.”
Assuming an ironic tone, the Propaganda Minister recalled the fears felt by their friends in London and Paris for the persecution of Jews in Germany. “We will willingly give them to their friends in London and Paris,” he said, “and moreover we will deliver them at the frontier.”
Developing the Jewish policy further, Dr. Goebbels continued: “It is not the mob which should administer justice, it is the party and the State. They complain abroad about putting the label, “Jewish shop” on the stores. I disapprove of that, but it is good to know which stores are kept by Jews, or at least, to know where those stores are.”