When the Catholics of Germany showed signs of insubordination a German newspaper (Norddeutsches Voelkische Beobachter) tried to discredit them by proving that the Pope was a “vulgar Jew and the illegitimate son of a Dutch Jewess called Littmann.” Now, when Austria refuses to be “brought into line” with the Nazis, a Viennese National Socialist paper, Der Stuermer, scientifically proves that the Hapsburgs, under whom Austria enjoyed six and one-half centuries of power, are Jews and descended from the banker Loewenstein.
“The study of races,” proclaims Der Stuermer, “gives the key to history. The founder of the Haps-bury dynasty was Rudolph von Hapsburg (1273-1291), who is described by his contemporaries as a pale man, with a prominent aquiline nose (!) and sparse hair. Both he and his son Albert seemed foreign, in fact, repulsive, to the Germans, which indicates that they belonged to another race. Rudolph was famed for his avarice (!) and his ambition (!), both particularly Jewish traits, and for his sympathy towards the children of Judea.”
And why did he have an aquiline nose, ambition and avarice? Der Steurmer has a complete explanation.
“In about 1100, there lived at Rome a rich Jewish banker called Petrus Leonis, alias Peter Loewenstein. His grandson was converted to Christianity. His son, Leon, received the title of Roman consul from the Pope. The children of Leon were created counts and princes because the Pope owed them money. One of the sons of Leon was crowned Pope in 1130 as A#a#lete II.
“Two Loewensteins established themselves in Austria under the name of Counts of Aventino. They bought the county of Hapsburg to be able to better hide their Jewish origin. One of them, Rudolph, was elected Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire in 1273, thus giving the Hebrew coalition a chance to perpetrate its age-old dream of destroying Germany.”
The Stuermer forgets to add that these descendants of the Jew Loewenstein dominated Germany for more than five hundred years.
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