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Reich Press Asks Heavier Tax on Jews

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Heavy, special taxes to be imposed immediately upon Jewish textile merchants were urged upon the Nazi government today by the West Deutscher Beobachter, Rhenish Nazi paper.

Such taxes are essential because “the Jewish merchants are selling the remaining stocks of imported textile products at such a pace that they are making greater profits than ever before,” the paper stated. The proceeds, the government was advised, should go to the Nazi Winter Relief Fund. Other Nazi papers also urged the same course.

Admitting that the rapid sale of imported textiles is providing increased employment and work for German factories manufacturing new stocks, the Nazi paper nevertheless attacked the “textile Jew” for “profiting from the situation.”


“The buying public,” the Beobachter states, “is afraid that the products of home manufacture will not equal imported goods and is buying up large stocks.

“Instead of waiting peacefully for the development of home industry, the textile Jews, betrayers of native industry, have again taken advantage of the lack of judgment of the large masses of our population. Buyers are guilty of enriching the Jews and helping them back to power.

“The textile Jews are profiteers. It does not appear wise to us to suffer the creatures of excessive earnings who have taken advantage of the difficult situation of the nation by increasing profits. We urge a special tax on Jewish

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