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Nazis in Rage at Bernhard’s Reparations Demand in Sunday Bulletin

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“Jews will have to wait a long time to receive reparations!” Der Angriff, Nazi-controlled newspaper, fiercely declares in reply to Dr. Georg Bernhard’s article, which suggested that out of justice to the Jews an international tribunal force Germany to pay for property the Nazis stole or destroyed, provoked tremendous wrath in the entire Nazi-bound German press.

Der Angriff extended an “invitation” to Dr. Bernhard, now in exile in Paris, to “come to Berlin and collect the reparations himself.” The paper warned that if he ever set foot in Germany they could promise him “a long life — in jail.”

The Hugenberg press displayed serious concern over the possibility that the Jews would demand reparations, expressing the hope that “non-Jewish readers in America will not take Dr. Bernhard’s article seriously.”

The Berliner Nachtausgabe indignantly featured the news under the heading: “Bernhard Wants Reparations,” while the Boersenkurier called Dr. Bernhard’s project a “shameless demand” and threatened that “if the Jews ask reparations then Germany may also demand compensation from the Jews in Germany for damages done to the country by Jews in the previous regime.”

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