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Chancellor Marx Says Catholics As Well As Jews the Butt of Nationalists

December 10, 1923
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Chancellor Marx is convinced that the Jews are not alone the victims of the Nationalists’ fury. According to a letter written in September by the Chancellor, the then leader of the Centrum, to the Central Association of German Citizens of the Jewish Faith, Herr Marx is of the opinion that the anti-Semitic movement is identical with the anti-Catholic movement. Catholics, he declared in the letter which has just been published by the Parliamentary Committee of the Centrum Deputies, are fundamentally opposed to anti-Semitism. The assassination of Rathenau was the result of the Nationalists’ preachings with which the Catholics were in no way associated, Herr Marx then declared. The Center Parties, on the other hand, have ever defended the Jews of the Fatherland against anti-Jewish instigation.

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