Anti-semitic Church Organ in Cleveland Attacks Roosevelt, Britain and Jews

Administration, anti-British and anti-Jewish sentiments are expressed in the “Einwanderers Freund,” monthly organ of the port mission of the Evangelical Reformed Church in the United States, published here by the Central Publishing House. Paul H. Land, port missionary, is editor.

The anti-Semitic publication, which enjoys second-class mailing privileges, attacks President Roosevelt, doubts the authenticity of war communiques and is filled with outbursts against the Jews. “If we win the war, the Jew and the Bolshevik wins the peace,” the paper states in one of its issues. It also declares that “our good Americans will be sorry one day that they have opened their doors wide to these haggling Jews.”

Emulating the Nazi propaganda line that the Jews are responsible for the war, the publication writes: “But, in this country too, people begin to grumble. People are unnerved by the rationing, and added to it is an evergrowing hatred of the Jews who are generally assumed to be responsible for the pushing of our country into the war.”

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