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World Press Digest

July 19, 1935
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The Muslim Review, which is published in English in Lucknow, England, contains in the current number the text of a letter addressed by the Muslim Association of the British Empire to the Board, of Deputies of British Jews, which says in part:

Jewry must see where its interest lies, and must realize that Palestine was set up to divide and weaken international Jewry, to stamp the Jew as an alien, to destroy the nineteenth-century accord between Britain and Jew, to render impossible Muslim-Jewish rapprochement, and to lay the foundation-stone of Muslim-Jewish hatred and antagonism.

Concerning which the Church Times, of London, remarks:

This is to attach a truly Machiavellian significance to the Balfour Declaration and the British patronage of Zionism.


The Berlin correspondent of the Manchester Evening News, reporting on the boycott of the Jews in Germany, writes:

The anti-Jewish boycott is spreading from Julius Streicher’s realm in Franconia and that of his disciples in western and southeastern Germany to Berlin, whose Jews hitherto have been free from the grosser and more open forms of persecution. Today in Neukolln, a largely industrial and formerly Communistic district in the north of Berlin, Streicher’s Brownshirt followers closed a Jewish-owned ice-cream store with all the familiar attendant features of this kind of anti-Semitic activity.

I visited the district this evening. Crowds were standing in front of the store, which had been locked earlier in the day. The windows had been plastered with sheets torn out of Streicher’s newspaper Stuermer containing hideous caricatures and offensive cartoons of Jews. The sheets of the Sturmer were fastened down at the corners with printed labels bearing the words “To buy from the Jews is to be a traitor to Germany.” A patrol of three uniformed Nazis walked slowly up and down the street in front of the shop with copies of the Sturmer.

At each end of the street copies of the Stuermer were on sale. I did not, however, see a single copy sold to the un-uniformed working-class people in the streets. A Nazi party officer in uniform was in conversation with a group of Nazis in mufti who were wearing their party badge. There were a good number of other Nazis about in uniform and in Mufti. Two policemen were on duty near the shop.

The ordinary people in the street, as is customary, talked in undertones. They contented themselves chiefly with looking in silence at the Stuermer cartoons plastered on the window. I saw no sign that they approved of the closing of the shop. The only comment made to me was by a woman—women are less cowed than men, for obvious reasons— “When is this lunacy going to be stopped?”

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