Anti-jewish Propaganda Losing Its Appeal in German-held Territories
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Anti-jewish Propaganda Losing Its Appeal in German-held Territories

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Admitting that anti-Jewish propaganda is beginning to lose its effectiveness in Germany as well as in German-occupied territories, the Nazi press received here today from various parts of the Reich carries an article disseminated by the Ministry of Propaganda in which Germans are told not to forget that “the Jew is Enemy Number One” of Germany.

“The vast majority of Aryans still approach the Jewish question with scepticism and prejudice,” the article says. “They refuse to see in principle how a mere two million Jews should be able to dominate two billion Aryan and non-Jewish people.” Warning against such “scepticism,” the article stresses the point that the Nazi government considers any doubt with regard to its anti-Jewish policy as a sign of defeatism.

Another article, written by Helmut Sundermann, deputy press chief of the Reich, says that “German victory and Jewish defeat have become concepts which cannot be separated.” A third article, written by the Nazi journalist Fritz Kaiser, says that Germany has already “broken and destroyed the Jews in Europe” and intends to annihilate the Jews wherever they will be faced by German power.

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