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Metropolitan Press Ridicules Hitler’s Anti-jewish Attacks in Reichstag Speech

The anti-Jewish outbursts of Hitler in his address before the Reichstag yesterday are ridiculed today in the leading metropolitan newspapers as words which have long since lost their meaning.

“The old, old phrases about the Jews no longer have even an insane relation to the actual situation of the Germans in the world of Hitler’s creation,” says an editorial in the New York Herald-Tribune, commenting on Hitler’s speech. The N.Y. Times in an editorial declares that “Hitler desperately seeks to pin responsibility for the war on his enemies and particularly ‘the Jews’ but the world has now listened to too many Hitler speeches of this sort to be influenced greatly merely by one more.”

In devoting a considerable portion of his address to the usual violent attacks against the Jews, Hitler stated. “A Jewish clique has driven America into this war against all her better interests solely from the Jewish capitalistic point of view. Roosevelt has surrounded himself with a brain trust whose leading names I need not enumerate – they are all Jews.”

At the same time he told his audience that “the principles of the Bolshevik world plague called the rule of the proletariat was in fact a dictatorship of Jews leading to the emasculation of national feeling and the seizure of power by Jewish criminals.”

Continuing his long apology to the German people for the existence of the present war, Hitler said. “All the forces which drove England into the World War of 1914 were Jewish. The forces which paralyzed us then and made us surrender were Jewish. Jews instigated the revolution among our people, but the Jews have also maneuvered the British Empire into a dangerous war in 1939. The Jews are the carriers of the Bolshevik infection which threatened to destroy Europe. They are the warmongers.”

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