London (May. 14)
The speech of Propaganda Minister Paul Joseph Goebbels attacking the Jews and renewal of the campaign against the Jews of Germany in his newspaper Der Angriff and other leading Nazi papers is regarded by the European press as an attempt to distract attention from the growing difficulties of the Nazi government.
The Prager Presse, generally regarded as the mouthpiece of Foreign Minister Eduard Benes of Czechoslovakia, declared that the emigration of Jews from Germany would be speeded by the provocative speech of the Propaganda Minister.
The London Times, influential English journal, declared that Goebbels’ speech was a startling admission that the dissatisfaction of the German people with the Nazi government had reached a high pitch.
Under a headline, “Jewry Threatened,” the Times declared, ‘It is noticeable that attention has been again called to the Jews at a time when there is so much complaint and criticism of public affairs that the Nazi find it necessary to organize a campaign against carpers and critics.”
The London Daily Telegraph declared that hitherto he was regarded as one of the more sensible leaders, but that now he has apparently thrown caution to the winds and decided to make cause politically with the inexperienced members of his party. Goebbels’ speech illustrates how sharply the Jewish economic boycott is being felt, the Telegraph said.
The London News Chronicle pointed out that despite the fact that the Nazi chiefs disclaimed the idea of a pogrom they were nevertheless reviving the anti-Jewish campaign.