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Coughlin Warns of War for Jews’ Sake

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Father Charles E. Coughlin declared in his weekly broadcast yesterday that “sane Americans will not subscribe to a proposition of hurtling this nation into war for the internal, religious or racial difficulties extant in another nation.” He said that while Americans were “generous with their sympathy for the persecuted,” at the same time “they are opposed to any policy designed to create a world war for the sake of revenging the ill treatment meted out to any Jew or groups of Jews resident in Germany or elsewhere as long as these Jews or groups or Jews are not American citizens or nationals.” The priest repeated his demand that American Jews denounced Communism. He said that “certain influential Jews” in the United States looked forward to the day when this nation together with England and France would throw all resources against Germany “and on the side of the Communists.”

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