“Final punishment of the enemies of the German nation in the first rank of whom are the Jews will be ordered by Hitler at the right moment,” reads a secret order issued by Nazi leaders in the Free City of Danzig, according to Albert Foster in the London Daily Herald.
“We should have done only half our work if we did not finish once and for all with the Jewish world pestilence,” the order continues. “The vile Jew-pack plague will be cleared out of Danzig. Every one strives to force out this hated race from our German Danzig but the right moment has not yet come. That which tomorrow may be a holy duty must today be left undone.”
The order advises caution until such time as the helm of Danzig’s government is in Nazi hands.
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