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Goebbels Acts to Spur Greater Interest in Anti-jewish Propaganda in the Reich

Anti-Jewish propaganda within the Reich is losing its effect upon the people of Germany, who are finally beginning to realize that the inspired articles against the Jews are merely a Nazi maneuver to distract the attention of the population from the reverses at the front.

One can hear Germans asking the question: “We have practically no more Jews in the Reich. We got rid of almost all the Jews in the country. We are no longer troubled by Jews. Why this continued anti-Jewish agitation? Why must we be fed with ‘eternal anti-Semitism’?”

To combat this indifference to the renewed intensive anti-Jewish incitement, an order was issued by Propaganda Minister Goebbels to all newspapers throughout Germany instructing them to hammer unceasingly upon the fact that all Germans will be exterminated by the Jews after the war, in revenge for the extermination of Jews by the Nazis. The papers are also under instructions to constantly reiterate that “Germans must not forget that the war was imposed upon Germany by the Jews.”

Alfred Rosenberg, chief Nazi theorist, in an article in the Voelkischer Beobachter this week wrote that “the Jews undermined Germany through their activities in England and in America during the last World War and are doing the same now.” The article appealed to the people in the Reich to remember that “Jews must be destroyed if Germany is to survive.”

Together with the intensified anti-Jewish propaganda, Nazi authorities are conducting a campaign among the German people, urging them to surrender to the government the possessions which they acquired from abandoned Jewish homes when the Jews were deported.

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