Aversion to Nazis Has Cut Anti-semitism in U.s., Survey Finds

The dislike of most Americans for Hitler and Nazi Germany has done much to undermine anti-Semitism in this country, Dr. Alvin Johnson, director of the New School for Social Research, declares in a survey of anti-Semitism appearing in a special issue of Survey Graphic on Feb. 1.

The report, in whose preparation more than 50 foreign correspondents, economists, historians and political and social scientists participated, states that anti-Semitism has made little headway in organized labor or among the farmers. Women in general are not anti-Semitic, Dr. Johnson says, nor are the unemployed, although most of the anti-Semitic propaganda has been aimed to influence them. A factor in undermining anti-Semitism, in addition to the dislike of the Nazi Reich, is the entry of the Jew into the agricultural and non-white-collar trades, the report states.

There are at least 800 definitely anti-Semitic organizations in the United States according to the report, and these have a membership of approximately 3,000,000, although the anti-Semites claim double this number in their propaganda. Most of the organizations, Dr. Johnson asserts, “are one-man shows with a few dues-paying members and getting a profit from small sales of anti-Semitic literature.”

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