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Hitler Blames Jews for Turning Britain Against Germany

September 5, 1939
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Chancellor Adolf Hitler, in his appeal to the German people yesterday, blamed the “Jewish plutocratic and democratic upper crust” for the Allies’ declaration of war against the Reich.

“The German people know,” he said, “that the British people as a whole cannot be made responsible for all this. It is that Jewish plutocratic and democratic upper crust which, in all peoples of the world, desires to see only obedient slaves and which hates our new Reich because it sees in it a model for social work which it fears because it might prove contagious also in their country.”

In his reply to Britain’s ultimatum demanding German withdrawal from Poland, Hitler said: “The German Government is not willing to tolerate conditions similar to those now existing in Palestine, which is a British protectorate.”

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