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Reich Press Attacks Gandhi for Urging Passive Resistance on Jews

December 29, 1938
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Mohandas K. Gandhi, whose struggle for the independence of India has until now elicited German approbation, today was subjected to German press attacks for his alleged selection of Jews as collaborators and for recommending his own policy of passive resistance to the Reich Jews.

The National-Zeitung of Essen declared it had been informed Gandhi had decided to surround himself with Jewish collaborators. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, former chief of the Nationalist Congress Party has appointed four Jewish experts as technical counsellors to the Bihar Provincial Government, the paper added.

The Hamburger Fremdenblatt on the other hand expressed satisfaction that certain Indian quarters, unlike the Congresses, had displayed “understanding” of the German attitude toward the Jewish problem. The Fremdenblatt quoted long extracts from a Poona Newspaper approving the Reich’s recent anti-Semitic measures.

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