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Arch-enemy of Jews Franconia Overlord

April 13, 1934
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Julius Stretcher, arch exponent of Nazi anti-Semitism, editor of the notorious Nuremberg weekly, Der Stuermer, and political czar of the region around Nuremberg, was today appointed government commissioner for Franconia. Representing the highest government authority in his district, Streicher will be entitled to participate in the sessions of the Bavarian cabinet council.

The appointment of Streicher is in line with a recent decision of the Bavarian cabinet unifying the government and the Nazi party in Bavaria by appointing all Bavarian district leaders of the Nazi party as government functionaries responsible for the political direction of their respective district administrations.

Streicher, life-long anti-Semite and publisher of pornographic papers, has been one of the most ferocious and unbridled foes of the Jews in Germany. Under Streicher, Nuremberg and the Franconian district around Nuremberg have become notorious throughout the world for excesses against the Jews.


During the early days of the Hitler regime, when the terror against the Jews was at its height, Nuremberg was the scene of the worst excesses. Since that time the terror against the Jews in the Nuremberg region has continued with Streicher’s Stuermer calling for further and greater persecution of the Jews.

The Hago, Nazi organization for combating the Jews in trade and industry, was organized in Nuremberg and is headed by Streicher When the organization recently proclaimed a nation-wide boycott against the Jews, Nuremberg was the city in which preparations were most thoroughly carried out, even to the point of ordering local bakers to refuse to sell bread to the Jews. When the Hitlerite regime, fearful of international consequences, called off the anti-Jewish boycott, the Franconian Nazis, incited by Strecicher, refused to end the boycott.

The pogrom which occurred in Gunzenhausen, forty miles from Nuremberg, and which resulted in the killing of two Jews and the serious mistreatment of Jewish men and women, was attributed to Streicher’s constant incitement against the Jews.


For fifteen years Streicher has published Der Stuermer and other papers in Nuremberg. He was a deputy in the Bavarian parliament. He has been convicted of degenerate practices and of publishing pornographic newspapers by German courts and has served jail terms on such charges. He has also served jail sentences for having published the vilest kind of libels against the Jews. Even the Hitler regime has confiscated issues of Der Stuermer and has forbidden foreigners to take copies of the paper out of Germany.

No story against the Jews is too strong for Streicher. His paper, which is obviously the product of a diseased mind, is filled with fanatical and inflammatory articles against the Jews, men, women and children.

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