Hitler Conquests Created Jewish Problem for Reich, Dorothy Thompson Holds

Hitler’s conquests have created rather than solved a Jewish problem for Germany, Dorothy Thompson declared today in her syndicated column, published in the New York Herald Tribune.

“He has horrified the world by his attempt to rid Germany of Jews by the most brutal means, and with a total lack of consideration of the problems of other nations,” Miss Thompson said. “And what is the result of it? He started out with a minority of 600,000 Jews, most of them families who had lived in Germany for generations and were completely Germanized. Now, by conquests which have involved him in a European war, he has managed to acquire a population of some 4,000,000 Jews!

“He has therefore succeeded in creating for himself a Jewish problem–where none existed when he started. He could deal with 600,000 relatively well-to-do Jews by his methods. He cannot deal with 4,000,000 very poor Jews with his methods. He thinks to solve this problem by moving the Jews from Austria, Germany and Czechoslovakia and quartering them among the already desperate Poles. He can, thereby, create starvation and chaos–but the starvation and chaos are not on British, French or even Polish territory but on his own territory.”

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