Nazis Appeal to Arabs for Aid As Their Line on the Egyptian Front Cracks
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Nazis Appeal to Arabs for Aid As Their Line on the Egyptian Front Cracks

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With the Axis line in Egypt cracking, the German radio station in Zessen today broadcast an appeal in Arabic asking the Arabs of Egypt, Syria and Palestine to come to the aid of the Axis powers “who intend to protect them from Jewish domination.”

“Germany considers the Arabs to be a superior race,” the Nazi broadcast said. “The political struggle of the Arabs for the liberation of Palestine from Jewish hands entitles the Arabs to a special place in Germany’s new order.”

At the same time the Nazi radio also broadcast today an official announcement issued by the racial department of the Nazi party stating that it is not true that Germany regards the Arabs as an inferior race. “Axis enemies,” the statement said, “are spreading a rumor that Germany despises the Arabs and considers them to be as low a race as the Jewish. This is absolutely false. Our racial policy is not directed against Semitic nations, but against Jews exclusively. This policy is built on the theory of respecting foreign races which have built great civilizations, and in this respect the Arab people are greatly respected by the German nation.

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