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Campaign Against East European Jews in Germany Continued

April 3, 1923
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The claim that Berlin and other parts of Germany must find room for the Germans now leaving in great numbers the Ruhr region, is being used by the anti-Semitic press as a further argument in their campaign against the East European Jews who have recently settled in Germany.

The German anti-Semites, according to Dr. Paul Nathan, a leading spokesman of German Jewry, are also using the immigration restrictions of the United States to further their campaign. They urge that Germany follow the example of the U.S. which has raised the pare against immigrants and go a step further and refuse admission to Jews.

“If the U.S. were to drop its immigration restrictions the German anti-Semites would lose their principal argument against the Jewish immigration”, Dr. Nathan declared. It is estimated that there are at present 50,000 East European Jews in Germany.

Dr. Oscar Cohen, a Jewish socialist leader is warning the anti-Semites that it is to Germany’s own interest that she treat the East European Jews in her midst properly. “Millions of Germans may be forced leave Germany for other countries. Then the Germans will know the sufferings of the wanderer. The help of the Jew in the countries where he may immigrate to may prove helpful to the Germans in that contingency.” Germans should not underestimate the power of the Jews in other countries, Dr. Cohen declared; pointing to the severence of diplomatic relations with the Czar by the American government because of his refusal to admit an American Jew of East European origin in Russia.

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