Indignation against Chaim Yankelevitch, owner of a network of radio stations, who last July transmitted a speech by Dr. Alfred Rosenberg, Hitler’s adjutant, over his network, has been revived by a circular said to have been published about Yankelevitch by Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Minister of Propaganda.
The circular, which appeared in Le Petit Parisien was reprinted in Yiddish newspapers here. Part of the text reads:
“The central office is doing everything it can to make connections. A short time ago we succeeded in the case of Herr Yankelevitch, owner of a radio chain in Argentina, when he was in Germany. We provided him with a great deal of valuable material for his stations and shall also endeavor in the future to do this for other foreign radio stations. It does not matter whether the individual is friendly to Germany or whether he has any understanding of Germany’s interest. The said Yankelevitch of Buenos Aires, for example, is an East European Jew who is only interested in bettering his use of his business. In order to prove to such people that it is to their business advantage, German merchants abroad must be induced to use such radio stations for their advertising.”
Dr. Goebbels’ circular has revived the resentment which broke out against Yankelevitch here last July, when the incident mentioned occurred. Although Yankelevitch apologized publicly several times for having interpreted Rosenberg’s speech over his chain, the old wound is still, apparently, quite raw.
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