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Graphology is Latest Stunt Employed in Anti-semites’ Propaganda

June 19, 1929
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Graphology is the latest fad in the anti-Semitic propaganda, judging by the prominence given in the German anti-Semitic press to assertions made by Hans Jacoby, said to be a graphologist a Jew who specialized in the handwriting of Jews.

According to the claims of this “expert” all Jews have a handwriting peculiar to the race, no matter what script or language is employed. It is said to be distinct from the handwriting of Germans in particular and Nordics in general. The handwriting of Jews has the character of Ahasver, the Wandering Jew, “of a restless and nomadic people, with the habits of blatant proclamation of feelings, abstract thought, lack of understanding of state needs, unrestrained lust for power, desire for financial domination and a revolutionary, state destroying impulse.” The “expert” further asserts that the handwriting of Jewish women and children shows similar peculiarities.

In expounding this theory Jacoby gives what he describes as an analysis of the handwriting of famous members of the Jewish race. The handwriting of Karl Marx, he says, “is a master example of the Jewish lack of spirituality, an inner lack of conviction, crampedness and instability.”

Ground for the new building of the Hebrew Children’s Home will be broken on Sunday at Grand Concourse and 205th Street, it was announced at a meeting of the building fund committee held at the Park Royal Horel, New York.

Of the $500,000 fund required $83,000 have been subscribed.

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