PARIS (Jan. 16)
Annihilation of Jews in Rumania, Hungary and other countries was stressed as a primary German objective by Chancellor Hitler and Foreign Minister Von Ribbentrop in conversations with Czechoslovakian Foreign Minister Chvalkovsky a week before the Nazi occupation of Prague, it is asserted in a “Yellow Book” issued this week by the French Government.
The assertion is contained in a report made from Prague on Feb. 7, 1939, by V. de la Croix, French Minister to Czechoslovakia, to French Foreign Minister Bonnet, and is based on talks between De La Croix and Chvalkovsky.
“From the impressions gathered by Chvalkovsky in his talks with Hitler and Ribbentrop,” the report states, “the most striking thing appears to be the importance which Hitler and Ribbentrop attached to the Jewish question, which was out of all proportion to the importance of the subjects under discussion. The German Foreign Minister as well as the Chancellor both emphatically declared that it was impossible to give a German guaranty to any state which did not eliminate the Jews.”
According to Chvalkovsky, the German leaders made the following declaration to him: “Do not misunderstand our sentimentality and slowness in handling this problem. Our good will emanated from weakness and we regret it. This vermin has to be eliminated. The Jews are our sworn enemies and there shall be no Jew left in Germany at the end of this year.
“It is not the French, nor the Americans, nor the English who are responsible for the difficulties which exist in our relations with Paris, London or Washington. The responsible ones are the Jews. We shall give similar advice to Rumania, Hungary and other countries. Germany will try to create a bloc of anti-Semitic states because she will not treat as friendly any state in which the Jews, whether through their economic activity or their high public functions, have any influence whatever.”