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(The editors reserve the right to excerpt all letters exceeding 250 words in length. All letters must bear the name and address of the writer, although not necessarily for publication.)

To the Editor, Jewish Daily Bulletin:

Mr. Ziff deserves every encouragement. It is a pleasure to read his straight from the shoulder talk. I used to throw the Bulletin away, with all other Jewish publications, because they were all filled with the same kind of verbal cheese.

Mr. Ziff strikes the right note. If we need Palestine let’s go get it. I am not a member of the Zionists because I don’t believe in putting my spare dollars in providing arm chairs for professional loafers, and $100 a week jobs for fellows that could earn $10 a week elsewhere.

A. Sachs

New York,

Nov. 23, 1934.


To the Editor, Jewish Daily Bulletin:

It may not mean much, but I must tell why I am to stop reading the Bulletin. Such nonsense as was printed in today’s issue (Nov. 23) by W. B. Ziff is inexcusable. You seem to go out of your way in general to create more anti-Semitism as if we lack it.

In some respects the paper reminds me of the Daily Worker. I am a good Jew. I feel very often you play with fire by allowing some irresponsible persons and reporters to use their rot.

A Former Reader

New York,

November 23, 1934.


To the Editor, Jewish Daily Bulletin:

If anyone had any doubt that the color of the feathers in the hats of the Nazis is white, the events of the last few days should suffice to convince that the followers of Hitler on this side of the pond are as lacking in courage as the “big shot” himself.

There is one peril to which the blustering Nazis here are apparently unequal—the court of law. Raise the finger of a libel action against these boys who talk such a good fight, and what happens? Tail between their legs, they scamper for the nearest sewer. They are scared to death.

First of all, there was the climb-down of the Deutsche Zeitung when its editor, faced with a term in gaol because of false statements published in that organ against a Jew, told himself that he preferred to make an abject apology rather than carry through, as any man of spine would have done.

Then Herr Walter Kappe, who had writ harsh words large from the offices of the Zeitung and walked out on that paper after the McLaughlin surrender, showed himself equally lacking in courage.

Herr Kappe was tough—oh, quite tough—until a $100,000 civil libel suit and threat of a criminal action for his vicious onslaughts against Dr. Kurt Rosenfeld, Minister of Justice of Prussia in the days preceding the Nazi coup on the Wilhelmstrasse, rose up to stare him in the eye.

Then the valiant Nazi became so meek, so lush. He had to save himself somehow. So he followed McLaughlin’s lead and, with an humble genuflection, placed a sweeping apology before Dr. Rosenfeld’s attorney.

With all this evidence in hand clearly showing the shade of the Nazis’ livers, the obvious lesson is to start after them in earnest. These tactics make them run for dear life.

Daniel ##echer.Nov. 24, 1934.


To the Editor, Jewish Daily Bulletin

Here’s hoping the work of Mr. Untermyer and the other haters of Nazi inhumanity will accomplish real good in London.

Down with Hitlerism!

Jack Friedman.

Buffalo, N. Y.,

Nov. 23, 1934.

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