WASHINGTON (Oct. 27)
Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of the President, in a radio broadcast last night condemned the propaganda which she said is being conducted by Nazi agents in this country to the effect that Jews discharge American workers and replace them with refugees.
“A correspondent from the Pacific Coast,” Mrs. Roosevelt said, “has written me that in practically every large city he visited he heard stories that the largest Jewish-owned department stores had discharged many American workers to provide jobs for Jewish refugees. No story could tend to create disunity more rapidly, or be less true. It might be time for a seasonal lay-off, or any one of a number of reasons might make a drop in employment necessary. The Germans circulate a story like this to create a dislike of the Jews.”