BERNE (Jan. 30)
Evidently worried at the defeat of his armies on the Russian front and over America’s entry into the war, Adolf Hitler, addressing an audience of 10,000 Axis diplomats and Nazi party leaders in Berlin today, on the occasion of the ninth anniversary of his seizing power in Germany, reiterated his threats against the Jews, stating that in this war it is “either the Jews or the Germans” who will be annihilated.
In his effort to put the blame for Germany’s present misfortunes on the Jews, Hitler said that nothing but “complete destruction” awaits the Jews. “I don’t want to say anything about the Jews,” he shouted, “except that they are our old enemies. The alternative is clear: Either the German people will be destroyed, or the Jews will disappear from Europe. The result of this war will not be the destruction of the Aryan people, but the complete destruction of Jewry. For the first time the old Jewish law is being applied – an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.”
Addressing a warning to Jews directly, Hitler stated. “The more this struggle spreads – and this may be said to Jewry – the more anti-Semitism will spread.” He then “predicted” that the end of the Jews is inevitable. “The hour will come when this enemy of all time will have finished its role for ten thousand years,” he yelled to the applause of his Nazi listeners.