ZURICH (Dec. 3)
Led by the Voelkischer Beobachter, Hitler’s personal organ, the Nazi press throughout Germany today started a campaign to impress the German population with the fact that “it is the Fuehrer’r policy to exterminate the Jews by whatever means possible.”
The campaign, which follows the anti-Jewish decisions adopted last week at the Berlin conference of representatives of Axis-controlled countries, is coupled with new restrictions against Jews introduced by local Nazi authorities in the cities where Jews are still permitted to reside.
Under the headline “They dig their own grave,” the Voelkischer Beobachter in a front-page article says that by conducting propaganda for the destruction of present-day Germany “the Jews have signed their own death sentence.” The pacer utilizes the recent Gallup poll in America to argue that though the Jews are the fifth group among those in the United States who would like to see the democracies victorious over Nazi Germany, they are nevertheless among the major groups urging America to strengthen England’s hands against the Axis.
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Similar is the tone taken by other newspapers in Germany. The Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, one of the most influential newspapers in Berlin, also comments on the results of the Gallup poll and says that “these results have confirmed what the German press has been saying all the time, namely that Roosevelt and the Jews of America wish to see Germany destroyed.”
Simultaneously, German newspapers reaching here today report that in Chemnitz no Jew is allowed to go outside the city limits nor allowed to travel by street-car at any time of the day or night. In Hamburg, where there are still several thousand Jews who have not as yet been deported from the city, one special store has been assigned for Jewish trade. Severe penalties, including death, will be imposed on any Jew found in an “Aryan” store, while the store for the Jewish population hardly has a sufficient supply of food.
The German press also reports that the eighty-fourth Jew has been sentenced to death this week in the Reich for alleged “rassenshande.” The name of the Jew is not disclosed. The only facts revealed are that he was Polish-born, forty years of age and that the sentence was issued by a tribunal in Berlin.