The National German Jewish Union, the organization of nationalist German Jew headed by Dr. Max Naumann, to day issued a denial that the swa stika flag bedecks its meeting halls and files over its assemblies.
The union declard that in the hall where its last two meetings took place a small swastika flag firmly nailed into position, was a permanent decoration of the place.
“We asked its removal, which the proprietor of the building refused,” the Union statement asserted. “Besides, swastika is no longer merely the emblem of hatred of the Jews. It is now the official German emblem and it is not possible for the Jewish Germans to deny this.
“The Christian cross,” according to the statement, “first was anti-Jewish, but no Jew refuses the Iron Cross or other official orders incorporating the cross.”
The statement heatedly accused “alien Jews” of spreading the report that the Naumann followers meet under the sign of the swastika and characterized the report as “cruel propaganda.”
The National German Jewish Union is a small band of followers of Dr. Max Naumann, ultra-nationalist leader who has espoused the Hitler program with the exception of the discriminatory measures against Jews who profess German nationalism.
The Archive of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency includes articles published from 1923 to 2008. Archive stories reflect the journalistic standards and practices of the time they were published.