In 20 years Germany will be free of the bulk of its Jewish population, Das Schwarze Korps, organ of Chancellor Hitler’s elite guards, declareds in its current issue in a leading article accusing the Jews of not wanting to emigrate.
“Twenty years ago,” the periodical states, “it would have been considered utopian to dream of forcibly separating the Jews from the spiritual and political life of the nation. It is no chimera that 20 years from now there will also be a separation in space, at least as far as the greater number of Jews here are concerned.”
The organ insists that the Jewish problem is an international one, to be solved not with the cooperation of the Jews, who would attempt to sabotage it, but against the wishes of the Jews.
“The Jews,” the article contends, “do not recognize the existence of a Jewish problem; they do not like it when anyone speaks of it; they know the character of their people, they know that Jews, neither in Poland, Germany, Rumania nor anywhere else suffer from the exceptional treatment accorded them by any public-spirited proscription. Jews do not fear that their brethren in Germany will not earn enough to get along.”
Referring to the comparatively “small number” of Jewish emigrants, Das Schwarze Korps charges the Jews do not want to emigrate. “For those who say the Jews would like to leave but cannot because of foreign exchange and other difficulties,” it declares, “we say the Jews nowhere lift a finger to give the emigrants or would-be emigrants a home.”
The Archive of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency includes articles published from 1923 to 2008. Archive stories reflect the journalistic standards and practices of the time they were published.