David Lloyd George, returned from a visit to Germany, has expressed enthusiastic approval of Chancellor Hitler, whom he visited twice, and explained persecution of Jews as due to the Nazi leader’s belief that the Russian Jews were responsible for Soviet press attacks on the Reich.
In an article in the Daily Express Wednesday, the former Liberal Prime Minister said that “the German temperament takes no more delight in persecution than does the Briton.”
He expressed the hope that the “ranting speeches” of Joseph Goebbels, Reichminister of Propaganda, would not cause further anti-Jewish manifestations on the ground that this would affect Germany’s relations with foreign countries.
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