BERLIN (Nov. 15)
Before he leaves tomorrow for Washington, United States Ambassador Hugh Wilson will warn the Reich its unabating terrorist drive against the Jews is likely to impair relations with his Government, American quarters reported here tonight. Mr. Wilson will leave Berlin tomorrow for Bremen and sail on the U.S. liner Manhattan Thursday.
British and American expressions of revulsion had no deterrent effect today on the Reich anti-Jewish campaign, but on the contrary Nazi propaganda was turned on full blast against both democracies.
“In the present instance British imperialists find it very handy to be able to denounce the Reich’s anti-Jewish policy,” said the influential Hamburger Fremdenblatt. “They think thus to be able to perpetuate the theft of the German colonies.” German official circles threw a sop to British opinion, however, by indicating the government disclaimed responsibility for Nazi newspaper attacks on British statesmen.
Newspapers throughout the Reich made capital of Britain’s own suppressive measures against the Arabs of Palestine. Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels’ newspaper, Der Angriff, led off with a huge headline reading, “1,089 Arabs Killed in Palestine in Four Months!” Diplomatische und Politische Korrespondenz, semi-official Wilhelmstrasse organ, said: “To avenge a single officer or British official, whole villages have been destroyed (In Palestine) and fines imposed on persons who had nothing to do with the terrorists. Therefore, before criticizing Germany’s indignation and the measures it has enforced, other countries would do better to consider their own history, even their most recent history.” The 12-Uhr Blatt described the Palestine disorders as “the shame of the 20th century.”
The United States was also attacked as a nation which “should look to its own sins” before criticizing other countries. The Hamburger Fremdenblatt cited American action in Mexico, Panama and Nicaragua among the list of alleged injustices perpetrated by Washington. “One has made so bold as to draw the strangest conclusions from the United States Ambassador’s trip to Washington, where he is to inform his Government,” the newspaper observed. “in this it can be seen that we have to do with veritable poisoners of opinion. They hypocritically flaunt their offended consciences, although the Jewish question is for them an excellent occasion to unleash anew the ideologic conflict which since Munich had appeared for a time to have subsided. To these people it is necessary to recall the sins of their own country.”