LISBON (Sep. 17)
A threat to the “Jews of the whole world” is voiced in the Nazi press today asserting that the Jews will pay for the “martyrdom” of the German soldiers on the Eastern front.
Declaring that the yellow Mogen David has been introduced in Germany as “an answer to the demand of German troops who have seen on the Eastern front the disagreeableness and cruelty of the Jews,” all the newspapers in Germany publish virtually the same text blaming Jews for alleged GPU atrocities. The yellow star will help to fix a share of the blame on the Jews in Germany, the Nazi press states. It will also serve as means of identifying Jews and thus prevent any unwitting contact with them.
Indicating that Jews in all territories under German control will be forced to wear yellow Mogen Davids, the Berliner Boersen Zeitung warns that Jews in other countries may also expect Nazi reprisals. “Jews of the whole world will no longer be able to escape their responsibility,” the Nazi newspaper writes. This is the first time that the German public has learned that Jews in the Reich have been ordered to wear yellow stars over the left breast of their outer garments.