THE WESTERN MAIL
& SOUTH WALES NEWS, Wednesday June 7th 1933
Hitler - Third Article)
OF HATRED AGAINST THE JEWS
NATIONAL LOSS OF TRADE AND INITIATIVE
By GARETH JONES
day a leading Nazi said to me: "I tremble when I think of England. You are
on the verge of a precipice and nothing but ruin awaits you. Do you know why?”
waited for the reply, and it came “You are doomed because of the Jews who are
working your downfall.”
almost rubbed my eyes. Here was man of influence in the government of Germany,
and he was talking in the terms of the Middle Ages. He continued in strains of
fantastic ignorance, and his eyes sparkled as he enumerated the sins of the
Jews. As I listened to him I felt as if I had been transported back many
centuries, to an age of witchcraft and black magic, so unreal was his
description of the so-called machinations of the Hebrew race.
I got out into the streets of Berlin I almost imagined that a pogrom might take
place, so burning had been the hatred which the Nazis had expressed for the
Jews. But nothing happened, and the streets were as quiet and orderly and the
people as calm as ever.
A BLOW IN THE BACK
have never seen a Jew struck, although there have been many cases of this, and
visitors to Germany will be impressed by the outward decency of the towns. But
often the quietest parts are the most ruthless battlefields, and so it is in
Germany to-day, where the victims are not so much those who have been beaten in
the streets or in the Nazi Brown Houses, but those who have been dealt a blow in
the back by economic measures. That well-dressed, well-fed Jew walking calmly
past may be the greatest sufferer of all, for, recently deprived of his work, he
may be living on small savings and dreading the future for his children without
hope in a Jew-baiting Germany.
mediaeval had been the terms applied to the Jews by the Nazis that I decided to
look up the “Bible” of the National-Socialist movement, namely, Hitler’s
“My Struggle,” and find out what the Chancellor of Germany had said about
the Jews. Again I almost rubbed my eyes, for I came to a page where he described
the influence of the Jews in Britain. This is what he said of England:
this country of ‘free democracy’ the Jew is almost the unlimited dictator
through the devious method of controlling public opinion!”
was not the British, in Hitler’s opinion, but the Jews who wished the
destruction of Germany in 1914-18. Now the Jews, he says, are aiming at the
destruction of Japan, for Japan is the barrier to a Jewish world dictatorship.
Therefore, the Jews are now rousing the peoples of the world against Japan.
accuses the Jews of Machiavellian intentions upon the life of the world, but
these intentions seem to differ according to the page of Hitler's book which one
reads. On one page the Jews are accused of the nefarious purpose of desiring the
triumph of Parliamentarism. A few pages further on they have suddenly changed
their purpose to that of dominating the world by spreading Bolshevism.
Hitler looks upon the Bolshevik Revolution as a Jewish scheme to conquer the
world, blissfully unaware of the fact that Lenin was no Jew, that Stalin is no
Jew, that the most powerful Jews in the world are allied to capitalism, and that the
Jewish shopkeeper is the greatest sufferer in a proletarian revolution. But
these little inconsistencies do not matter in the eyes of Nazis, for Nazis are
quite capable of believing that Jewish lie! Bolsheviks are working for the
triumph of Jewish High Finance and that Jewish High Finance is subsidising a
Jewish jokes are regarded by many Nazis as part of the subtle scheme of world
domination by the Jews. Hitler suggests that the Jews try to depict themselves
in comic newspapers as a harmless, humorous people in order to mislead public
opinion into thinking that they are no danger.
CAMPAIGN OF HATRED
most brutal and also the pettiest methods are adopted to drum hatred of the Jews
into the German people. As I was walking down the Friedrichstrasse, a main
street in Berlin, a newspaper boy shouted, “Buy the ‘Aryan Review.’”
bought it, and discovered that it was wholly devoted to proving that the Jews
were the leaders of the forces of evil and the originators of wars, and that God
wished the Germanic Aryans to be the lighters for idealism in the world.
In one library I saw a big notice signed by the
German Students’ Union, entitled “Against the Non-German Spirit,” which
stated that everything a Jew wrote in the German language was a lie because the
language of the Jews was Hebrew. What an indictment against the type of university
product which the Nazis have brought to the front!
are the Nazis determined to treat the Jews as an inferior people and to deprive
them of posts? The first reason is that the Nazi philosophy is based upon the
supremacy of the Aryan race. Hitler writes in “My Struggle”:
which we see in human civilization, in achievements of art, science, and
engineering, is almost exclusively the creative production of the Aryan.”
one sentence he sweeps Japanese art, Chinese philosophy, and Jewish science, the
achievements of an Einstein or the healing of Jewish doctors, into the
wastepaper basket. The worship of the Germanic past has led to an orgy of
inventions about the history of Germany. The facts that the Germans are a people
of mixed origin, and that the Slav element in the Prussian is exceedingly
strong, are brushed aside scornfully, for Hitler has spoken and Hitler is always
justify themselves by religious arguments for persecuting the Jews. One pamphlet
tells you that the Nazis are the true defenders of Christianity, for it is the
Nazis who fight the Jews, thus fighting the enemies of Christianity!
have launched a campaign against the Jews, thirdly, because they believe that
Jews are largely responsible for the decline in morals and for the corruption in
public life. They state that the influx of Polish Jews has been damaging to
revolt against the Jews can finally be traced to the antagonism of the small
shopkeeper to the fierce competition and unscrupulous methods of many of the
larger Jewish concerns.
the Nazis have dismissed Jewish doctors and lawyers, officials and professors.
Even Jewish workers and employees have been thrown out to make way for men of
German origin. In the realm of sport and art, science and education, the
possession of Jewish blood is a barrier to progress.
of the future? There are signs that the persecution is dying down, but the
damage done to Germany by it has been tremendous. Shakespeare wrote of the Jews:
“If you wrong us, shall not we revenge?” and the revenge has come.
the centre of the fur trade, has been dealt a severe blow. Germany’s exports
have suffered through a boycott of German goods. But the greatest loss to
Germany, in my opinion, will be the loss in brains, in initiative, and in
economic genius through which Jews enrich the countries where they live.