PARIS (Apr. 4)
Germany’s Jewish population is rapidly dying out, according to a report prepared by the “Scientific Institute” of the German Labor Front and published in Nazi newspapers.
The institute was instructed last month to prepare a “balance sheet” of accomplishments in the anti-Jewish drive “in order to know where we stand in the fight.” The press described the results as “very satisfactory.”
The number of Jews has been reduced from 499,000 in 1933 to 185,000 in 1939, including about 77,000 males and 108,000 females. Biologically, the Reich Jewish population is already dead, the institute reports, since only ten per cent of the men and seven per cent of the women are of an age at which they can give birth.
Commenting on this report, the Nazi newspaper Der Weltkampf states:
“The aged Jews may await here the end of life. Racially they are already dead and need not be taken any longer under special observation. They no longer represent any enemy power, although they are naturally under constant surveillance even at present.
“If there were no war at present, this active army of the Jewish enemy would have been even smaller. The war prevented the emigration of many who will undoubtedly emigrate soon after the war has ended.”
Indicative of the fact that anti-Jewish measures are still being intensively enforced, the Juedisches Nachrichtenblatt, Nazi-supervised Jewish organ, publishes a warning to Jews not to forget to add “Israel” or “Sarah” to their names when applying for listing in the new Berlin telephone directory, as required by law.
Letters from Jews in the Reich reaching Jewish organizations here via Belgium advise against sending food parcels to Jews in Germany or Austria because they are not fully delivered. One such letter, from Vienna, said:
“Please do not send any food parcels for the time being, especially no fats, as the customs house takes away all quantities exceeding one pound. We do not think that Jews abroad should support or be forced to support the Nazi welfare organizations or the Nazi Party. I should rather prefer to starve.
“I do not wish any person willing to help me to be robbed. The Jews are anyhow getting smaller rations than the chosen people of the Aryan ‘God-like’ nation. It is the latter that should make the sacrifices for their compatriots. We Jews have sacrificed enough.”