Berlin (Oct. 4)
(J. T. A. Mail Service)
The main task of the Union for Combatting anti-Semitism, a non-Jewish organization, which held its annual meeting here this week, is to show up the falsity and injustice of the anti-Semitic allegations. Dr. Horlacher, director of the Union, declared in submitting the annual report to the meeting. Ex-Federal Minister Dr. Gothein, the president of the Union presided.
The Union. Dr. Horlacher said, had to convince the people that anti-Semitism could not go together with a sound normal political life, with real religion, with true national unity. Anti-Semitism was a two fold danger. It was a danger to the inner national life of the country because it created factions and strife. It was dangerous also in foreign affairs. Its greatest menace was that it bred the habit of putting the blame for everything that was unsatisfactory in the political, social or economic life of the country upon the Jews, instead of finding the real cause of the trouble, and improving matters.
The fight against anti-Semitism, Dr. Horlacher proceeded was often a depressing fight, because the anti-Semites employed such crude, coarse methods that it often seemed as if they were handling mud. But they had to continue the fight, because it was necessary and right. If was a fight for justice, religion and civilization. They were seeking to rid their people of a terrible disease, he declared.
In the report in the Jewish Daily Bulletin of October 16, of the conviction of Norman H. White, publisher of the libelous “Protocols of the Elders of Zion.” Frederick Katzman, attorney for Mr. White, was erroneously referred to as a Jewish attorney. Mr. Katzman is not a Jew.