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British Paper Warns of Nazi Propaganda in South African Hinterland

The Manchester Guardian warns editorially that serious measures were necessary to combat Nazi propaganda in the South African hinterland. It points out that some rural areas of the Union are entirely dependent for information concerning the outside world on Afrikaan newspapers which are “bitterly hostile” to the Allied cause.

“In a country to whose prosperity Jewish brains and finance contributed so much,” the newspaper states, “it is not difficult to gull the simple with the charge that the Jew is the oppressor of the ‘poor white’ and to encourage an ugly vein of anti-Semitism.”