Zurich (Oct. 6)
German radio stations today broadcast a lengthy “explanation” of the mass-arrests of Jews in Denmark, charging the Danish Jews with offering their services to British agents and with “poisoning the relations between the Danish population and German troops.” The broadcast attacked Sweden for giving hospitality to escaping refugees and declared that the German round-up of Jews in Denmark is being conducted “in the interests of the Danish nation.”
“German security police in Denmark,” the broadcast stated, “have found it necessary to place Jews there under stricter supervision. The fact that these steps have been taken three-and-a-half years after Denmark was occupied by German troops means that measures taken against Danish Jews are a result of the role played by Danish Jewry in an attempt led by Britain to incite the Danish nation against Germany.
“It was Danish Jews who offered their services to British agents when the latter endeavoured to prevent military safeguarding of Denmark by German troops,” the broadcast continued. “A great many acts of sabotage which have occurred in the last few weeks and months and were directed as much against military requirements of German occupation as against Danish property, were due to Jewish instigators. In the same way Jews in Denmark have assiduously participated in a war of nerves and in all attempts to poison good relations of the population with German troops by slander and rumor mongering.
“If preventive measures are now being taken against these Jewish elements, this is a matter of police necessity,” the broadcast went on. “The only thing that can be said about it is that the taking of these steps is now necessary, and in fact overdue, in interests of the Danish nation, which after all has to pay for Jewish agitation with its life and property. Conditions such as are now threatening in Denmark existed at one time in France, Czechoslovakia and Poland. In all three countries underhand attacks on German soldiers, acts of sabotage, and outbreaks of black marketing ceased suddenly when Jews were put under lock and key. The police measures which proved extremely efficacious in Paris, Prague and Warsaw will also be completely successful in Copenhagen.