LONDON (Jul. 17)
Wartime preoccupations have not deterred the Nazis from continuing exhaustive efforts to remove Jewish “influence” from the Bible, reports reaching here today disclosed.
After long years of work, the Nazis have been able to produce a revised edition of the New Testament which not only curtails Jewish influence to a minimum but leaves out all Semitic names. Jesus is called the “First Aryan” and Bethlehm and Jerusalem are not mentioned. No Jewish names appear in this literary creation. A similar “revision” is planned for the Old Testament.
The Nazi-created Institute for the Research into Jewish influences in the Life of the German Church is cooperating in this work. Issuing their first report in the Luther Chamber at Wittemberg, members of the organization disclosed that their initial work consisted of eliminating the whole Gospel of St. John. The Gospels of Saints Mathew, Mark and Luke have been thoroughly renovated and all references to texts or incidents in the Old Testament expurgated.