Stockholm (Feb. 11)
Swedish newspapers today devote much space to a discussion of the future of the Jews in a Europe which has been poisoned by German anti-Semitic propaganda. Some of the newspapers warn against the return of Jews to the Reich and point out that appointments of Jews to public offices in Germany after the war will only imperil the “delicate work” of re-educating the German people.
“The majority of the Germans will, as a result of the Nazi anti-Jewish propaganda, not tolerate the Jews for a long time, just as Germany’s neighbors will for a long time not be able to tolerate the Germans.” the Helsingborg Oeresunds write The Swenska Morgenbladet says that “Stalin’s attitude to the Jewish problem in Europe will be of great significance,” and points out that the British and the Arabs will hardly agree to the establishment of a Jewish State in Palestine.
The Upsala Nyatidning, expressing pessimism at the possibility of re-educating the Germans after the fall of the Hitler regime, says that all those who believe that the German people will change their outlook when confronted with the Nazi “death factories” and mass-exterminations of innocent civilians will be disappointed. “The methods of persecution used by the Nazis against Jews long before the outbreak of the war were known to the majority of the German population, nevertheless none of them protested against them,” the paper points out.