Asks Europe’s Jews Be Moved in Body to Another Continent
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Asks Europe’s Jews Be Moved in Body to Another Continent

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Solution of the Jewish question by settlement of the Jews of Europe in a special territory in South America or South Africa, is recommended by Dr. Leers, Nazi theoretician, in an article in the National Socialistische Monathefte. Dr. Leers suggests this method as a “decent” way to solve the problem of the Jews of Germany and other countries which persecute them.

“Only barbarians would conduct a fight against the Jews with a view to their annihilation,” says Dr. Leers, “and it is the duty of the civilized races to solve the Jewish problem, not by methods of hatred, but by more decent ways.”

Palestine as a solution of the Jewish problem is discarded by this Nazi thinker, because it could not hold all the Jews in the world, because of the Arab question and other complications.

If the Jews were all settled in non-European countries, Dr. Leers states, they, and Europe, would be better off. The Jewish question in Europe would be ended and the Jews would become rooted to the land on a footing of equality with other nations.

“But something must be done so that the Jewish problem should be solved decently,” he asserts.

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