and the Jewish Question
Friederich Karl Wiehe
for the Institute for studies of the Jewish question, Berlin
Jewish question – a two thousand year old problem
Jewish question in Germany before 1933
Population figures and the social structure of the
The Jews in the German
Jews and corruption
Jews in German politics
Jews in German press
Jews in German culture
The share of Jews in immorality
The share of Jews in criminality
The Jews – an anti-social element. What should be done with the Jews?
was a Jew before I was an American. I have been an American all of my life, 64
years. But I have been a Jew for 4.000 years.”
Wise in a speach in Cleveland in June 1938.)
the day, when the national socialist party took over the Government in Germany
and thereby started to solve the Jewish problem in the country, the world public
opinion has been increasingly occupied with the Jewish problem. Thereby the
state of affairs in Germany have often been protested against and condemned, as
if antisemitism were a German matter only, a national socialist invention so to
speak, which is unknown to and not understood by the rest of the world. These
foreign critics must admit to-day, that the Jewish problem is no longer limited
to Germany, that it is very much an urgent matter for statesmen in many
countries and that it has already lead to pronounced precautions against Jews.
Whether these precautions are a result of Germany’s example, we shall not go
into here. It is a fact, that the Jewish problem has at this time become acute.
There is hardly any country, which does not have a need to contribute to the
solution of this problem.
one is dealing with the German attitude to the Jewish problem, one is also
dealing with an important theme in the international politics of to-day and one
is therefore obligated to investigate this problem thoroughly and fully.
is a mistake to believe, that the Jewish problem has arisen during the last few
decades and that it is only a matter for our modern age. It is neither a
national socialist invention nor a result of racist-antisemitic currents, which
began at the end of the past century. If national socialism can boast about any
originality in this area, then it can only be, that it has drawn logical
conclusions from historic facts. The German attitude is based on the experience
of two thousand years in the Occident, experience, which especially in the case
of Germany during the past few decades has become the cause of the greatest
Jewish problem is actually about two thousand years old. Strictly speaking even
older – as old as the history of the Jews itself. One can speak of it
everywhere in the world, where Jewry as a popular-racial minority has collided
with sedentary host-populations.
historic facts, which can be traced down through the ages, is admitted by Jewry
itself. “Jüdische Lexikon” (Jewish Lexicon), the standard work of the
German Jews (which was written BEFORE the take over of national socialism, mind
you) testifies to the historic eternity of the Jewish problem in the following
words (Vol. III, col. 421): “The Jewish question is just as old as the
co-existence between the peculiar Jewish people, which is different from all
other people, and the others.”
might call it a peculiar and basically inexplicable historic phenomenon, that
Jewry has never really found itself a final home and a lasting room for the
unfolding of political and popular life, but on the other hand it has never been
absorbed in any of the numerous host-countries, which gave room for the
scattered children of Israel.
strange Jewish fate incidentally progesses in large waves. There has been
periods, where the Jewish problem seemed to have been solved, because the
strangers seemed completely adapted and had erased their traces. During these
golden periods of the history of the Jewish people, there did not seem to be a
Jewish problem any more. But then it broke out again with full force. The
illusion of peace and happiness disappeared and after the years of peace and
quiet, Ahasverus had to take the wandering staff again.
first expulsions of Jews we find already in anchient Palaestinean history.
Around 700 b.C. the Assyrian king, Sarrukin and after him in the year 586 b.C.
king Nebukadnezar of Babylon forced the Jews to leave the country. Already the
persecutions in Alexandria and the Roman’s destruction of the temple (70 a.D.)
started an epoch with Jewish problems much like those of to-day. The time of the
crusades, the expulsion from England under Edward I. (1290) and from Spain
(1492) are other periods of the eternal Jewish wandering. Every century in
history knows of expulsions of Jews. Every country in the West has tried to
defend itself through progroms on the Jews.
is evident from the historic examples, that the sedentary people during all this
time has considered the Jews strange and different, they did not stand out
because of their religion only. Only under the conditions of the Aliens Acts
were they granted hospitality. It may be significant, that where the state was
weak and in debt, the limitations of the Jews were loosened and penetrated by
special priviledges. Thus for example the very large number of Jews in Eastern
Europe, which can be considered the reservoir of modern Jewry, can partly be
explained by the centuries of weakness in the former kingdom of Poland.
the beginning of the socalled recent times, there has been a period of
appearently definitive peace for the restless Jewry. It was the Age of
Enlightenment with its belief in progess and human rights, and it was believed,
that the Jewish problem could be solved through these ideals During this period
the Jews were just followers of a religion, which had to be accepted along with
other religions. Suddenly they were no longer the strangers, the peculiar ones.
differences between them and the sedentary host populations were annulled after
the Frensh revolution in 1789, even if only in principle. They were cancelled in
practice in the ongoing legislative process and the social order.
19th century was completely dedicated to the emancipation and assimilation
of Jewry. During this period everybody thought the Jewish problem best solved by
speaking of it as little as possible and by removing all existing barriers.
Jewry, especially in the Western European countries were inspired by a strong
desire to become one with the host populations. Breach of religion and mixed
marriages were the preferred means by which the Jews, in the words of the Jewish
poet Heinrich Heine, acquired “a ticket to the European culture” and thereby
also the expectation of leading positions in the political, cultural and
economic life. Many of these assimilated Jews have had an honest intention to
put aside their Jewishness like a narrow mantle and to mingle with the host
population without calling attention to their descent.
height of this assimilation period has been the last three decades. Israel had
become king everywhere. But there can be no doubt, that this epoch is now at an
end. The brightest minds of Jewry have recognized already decades ago, that the
counterreactions would soon have to set in with irresistible force. Already
forty years ago, Dr. Walther Rathenau in his writing “Listen, Israel”
questioned the assimilation. There he says of his fellow Jews, who were in the
process of taking over the last, decisive positions in the public life of their
host countries: “They have no idea, that only an age, where all natural use of
force has been supressed, can protect them from that, which their forefathers
the bulk of Jewry has not listened to the numerous warnings from their own, is
one of the many proofs, that the children of Israel in the course of the
millenia have never been willing to learn and have at all times made the same
mistakes and errors. It is typical, that even a man as brilliant as Walther
Rathenau has not himself taken the consequences of just that realization.
a relatively small part of Jewry has found its way back to a level-headed
composure after decades of assimilation-turmoil and have tried to find a way of
countering the flash-back awaiting with historic necessity. We are thinking of
the Zionist movement.
founder, Theodor Herzl, under the impression of the Dreyfuss-process and
the increase of antisemitism in France, in the year 1896 gave his fellow Jews
the slogan: “Back to Palaestine” with the book “The Jewish State”. His
words and his plan, which he sought to put into action with much energy and
great personal idealism, was in its time and at the height of the assimilation
epoch an unheard-of daring venture. The response, which Herzls slogan got from
his own fellow Jews, was therefore only strong among the masses of Eastern Jews
in the enormous Jew reservoirs in Poland, Lithuania and Romania. These azkenazi
Jews had no part in the emancipation and assimilation. Their professional and
social situation was mostly poor and also their political situation furthered
their wish for a state and a country of their own.
that part of Jewry was in spite of its numerative superiority poorly equipped
for the realization of Herzls plans. They had no prerequisites for living up to
the economic and political demands and give them weight. Jewry in Western Europe
and America would be able to do that. But precisely these Jews did not want to
understand the seriousness of Herzls words. Blinded by the glamour of an
appearently golden age, they all but ridiculed Zionism and fought it with all of
their might. Also during the following decades, they settled for economic
support for the Palaestine-project and contributed only with small groups of
the other hand Herzls plans of giving Jewry a “homeland” soon generated
intense interest in one of the Western European host countries. Through colonial
minister Joseph Chamberlain, England handed the Zionist congress in Basel
already in 1903 a large Jewish settlement project in British Uganda. The
realization thereof was however in conflict with the attitude of the Zionists,
as they insisted on a settlement in Palaestine.
England has with its project acknowledged the existence of a Jewish problem and
the acute necessity of solving it at a time, when there was an unshakeable faith
in the blessings of assimilation.
1917 Zionism was promised by England that it would support “with the greatest
efforts” the striving towards establishing a Jewish homeland in Palaestine in
the form of the Balfour-declaration. Immediately after the end of the World War
the realization of this project was started. To-day, when the Jewish question
has become acute all over the world and antisemitism arises in one country after
the other, large parts of Jewry in the Western European countries and North
America profess to Zionism. But already now after about 20 years, one can not
deny that the Palaestinian experiment and thereby the whole of Herzls plan is
unrealistic and has in actual fact already failed.
see this already now by inspecting the bloody encounters, that take place at the
moment in Palaestine. They are not the first of their kind; after the Jewish
colonization there has not been peace in that country. The basic objections,
that reveal that Zionism is a pipe dream, will remain even if the present
difficulties should be overcome. Briefly it is the following facts:
in the mandate of Palaestine is completely dependent upon the mandatory power.
It is at the mercy of this state, a factor which is affected by world political
Until now Zionism has successfully settled around 400.000 Jews in
Palaestine. Against them stand 900.000 Arabs, who have lived in that country for
over a thousand years. They contest the Jewish claim to Palaestine and insist on
a greater right. On their side are 32 million Arabs in Asia Minor and Egypt.
Whatever one may think of in order to limit the rights of both parties – it is
hardly realistic, that a Jewish state of any degree of stability can be
established in Palaestine under such circumstances.
The Jews left Palaestine 2.000 years ago. Now they come from all parts of
the world, but have no personal relationship to the land, on which they want to
found a state.
The people, who want to found this state, do not at all have the same
culture any more. During the millenia, where they have wandered they have –
except from the mutual religion, which however has been abandoned by hundreds of
thousands of assimilated Jews – lost the cultural equilibrium and have instead
absorbed the most varied elements. They do not even speak the same language any
more. Only a few can still speak hebraic and even yiddish is spoken almost
exclusively by Eastern Jews.
Their completely irrational, unhealthy social structure, their
urbanisation, their lack of manual labourers and people, who can build up the
country, can just be mentioned in passig in order to shed light upon the
unrealistic conditions under which a state is to be founded in Palaestine.
Noone who will consider these fact can contest that the Palaestine
project is a pipe dream. The whole of Jewry or just a small part of the 16
million Jews of the faith in the world can never find a home there. Herzls way
out of the threat of antisemitism has remained impracticable. The Jewish problem
has not been solved by his plan.
the assimilation process having lasted around 150 years has come to an end
without the Jews having successfully met the counterreaction to be expected with
counterreaction, the antisemitism – there can really be no more doubt
about that – is going in large waves all over the world. One look at the world
press shows every day anew, that the responsible leaders in almost all countries
to a greater or lesser degree are forced to take measures against this
phenomenon. The foreign critics, who say, that antisemitism is merely a German
matter, can be contradicted with some famous words from the English Zionist
leader, Dr. Chaim Weizmann, who in a heated debate said, that the world can be
devided into two groups of countries: those, who want to expell Jews and those,
who do not want to recieve Jews.
of the first group we mention – just to give a few examples – aside from
Germany first and foremost Italy. With extensive legislation they have
started excluding the local Jews from the public life and to expell foreign Jews.
There is furthermore Poland with more than 3 million Jews, which is more
than 10 % of the population, there it has been stated more than a year ago, that
the Polish Jewish problem can only be solved by emigration, certain parts of the
economic life is already completely out of bonds for Jews. In Hungaria
the Daranyi administration has a Jew law, which is now continued by Imredy and
which limits the Jewish participation in the economic and the cultural life to a
specific, low percentage. In Romania, where there is around 1,5 million
Jews, the antisemitic currents have by no means disappeared after the fall of
the Goga government, that is witnessed by the extensive measures taken to cancel
citizenships, that were given to Jews, who immigrated to Romania after the end
of the World War. The present exclusion of the antisemitic party Codreanus can
not conceal, that antisemitism in Romania in a power factor, which will take
hold of the country sooner or later.
are all countries in which already strong action has been taken against Jews on
the part of the government. It would be going too far to count all the countries
in which such action has not yet been taken, but where – as in Czechoslovacia,
in Holland, France and also England – antisemitic currents and organisations
get more and more influence on the public opinion.
the second group belongs the states, to which the Jews streamed, when the
assimilation era was over and the antisemitism increased more and more. This was
mostly over-seas areas, especially the South American states and The
South African Union.
countries had at first readily opened up for Jewish immigration and offered room
for building up a new existence. These hospitable countries have meanwhile long
since regretted their attitude. Their high-minded immigration laws have been
replaced by ever higher and stronger barriers and in actual fact there is hardly
any country to-day, which is willing to give Jews lebensraum worth mentioning.
was demonstrated clearly at the Evian Conference in the summer 1938,
which occupied itself with the Jewish immigration problem, but which did not
arrive at any result, as none of the states that were represented there would
declare themselves ready to recieve immigrating Jews.
has in the meantime been demonstrated clearly, that Jewry, fleeing from
antisemitism, bring the germ of resistance to Jews themselves. It is a century
old fact, of which history gives hundres of examples, that antisemitism is
inextricably connected to Jews. They carry it with them themselves,
wherever Ahasverus goes, they are themselves its carrier and its best
propagandist. And that is why we see to-day in every country to which Jews
immigrate, where antisemitism was unknown shortly before, strong feelings of
hostility towards Jews awaken, which the governments can no longer ignore.
who studies the Jewish question, unique in its own right, with scientific
sincerity and historically responsibly, far from matters of contemporary
politics, can no longer maintain the opinion, that only Germany knows
antisemitism, let alone that it should be a German invention.
objective view also disproves the opinion, that has been voiced now and then,
that the increase in antisemitism should be only a result of the German example.
In a way a fiever, that has taken hold of the whole world. To that one must ask
the question: does anyone really believe, that it is possible, that an entire
world is ceased by an ideology for which there is not already strong forces
present, which are only waiting for an impulse coming from the outside?
is really not so strange that the German way of handling the Jewish question has
resounded all over the world. Germany thereby suffers the same fate as everybody
else who demonstrates courage and independence enough to stand up for a
conviction, that changes the conditions of their era. All great human
realizations have won acceptance through struggles and sacrifices. Anyone who
stood up against an outlived dogma, has had to carry the heavy lot of the
revolutionary. It was no different for the forerunners of the Frensh revolution,
who overthrew the outlived dogmas of absolutism with the great slogans of
liberalism. They had the united front of all of Europe against them.
one really want to understand the position of Germany in the Jewish question one
must see it in the light of general realization, which national socialism has
taken as a basis for a renewal of all of the German way of life: within the
framework of the popular and racial view of history. That means that the
races and the people, which have arisen from them in their difference and
multitude are part of the devine order of things. Every people is by destiny
given the task of unfolding its uniqueness freely and completely. But it sins
against creation and must succumb, if it lets its fate be influenced by forces
that are strangers to its uniqueness. Then it does not matter, how these strange
forces are. They can be good or bad, the only thing that matters is the fact,
that they are strange to the uniqueness of that people, that has collided with
the history of the nations the decline of the Roman Empire is the most
convincing example of the validity of this law. The uniqueness and creativity of
the Roman people had to decay because the nucleus of the Roman people, who
created this mighty empire, was more and more dislodged by foreign forces:
elements of strange cultures dominated the Roman spiritual life, the social life
and the trade was taken over by foreigners, especial oriental workers, and the
Roman State was finally represented by a mainly Germanic army.
the smallest unit in any people, the family, is governed by this law. Precisely
the people, which are of Germanic origin, have a strong and certain
family-awareness, i.e. they know, that in any family there is a tradition, which
is formed by generations of certain characteristics, a special way of life,
which is decisive for the fate and the development of the family. Where this
family-awareness is alive it is carefully seen to that no foreign element
disturbs the traditional lifestyle and spiritual life of the family; the new
members, that enter in by marriage, must “fit in”. Many of the large
families, that have won historic reputation, have been aware of this, even to
the point of practising incest.
on this popular and racial view of history, Germany has now as the first country
learned from the two thousand year history of the Jewish question with
one considers these conclusions more closely, one sees clearly precisely the
reasons why the one of the two possible solutions to the Jewish question was
doomed to failure. It demonstrates why the Jews can never be successfully
absorbed and why antisemitism must reoccur regularly.
can summarize these results as follows:
The Jewish question is not a question of religion – it is exclusively a
racial issue. The racial composition of Jewry is mostly Oriental and
Middle Eastern elements, strange and not related to any existing European people.
It is therefore especially important to stress, that for the German attitude the
strangeness alone is decisive. There is no question of evaluating the racial
worth or lack of same of Jewry. Not even the emancipationperiod, where Jews by
the millions converted to Christianity has removed this racially conditioned
strangeness. There are numerous testimonies to that. Dr. Walther Rathenau
in his aforementioned writing “Listen, Israel” mentiones it: “In the
middle of the German life, an isolated, stange human tribe. On the soil of Mark
Brandenburg an Asian horde.” And the well known Jewish writer, Jakob Klatzkin
declares with even more clarity in his writing “Crisis and doom of Judaism”
(1921) the following: “In relation to the sedentary populations everywhere, we
are strangers and we will ridgidly cling to our uniqueness”. Both statements
stem from a period, where the Jewish emancipation was at its peak!
has been wandering for 2.000 years. Its home is the world. Because of its
historic background it cannot and will not ever know national ties, because of
its completely abnormal structure, where first and foremost the class of
peasants and handworkers are not represented at all, it has no connection to the
soil of the host nation and to the broader, state-carrying classes.
of racial traits and historic fate the Jews are attracted to certain trades,
i.e. those which by their effect and nature reaches out over the national
borders. In this way they have during the emancipation period more and more come
to control the leadership of public opinion, the stock exchange and the capital
market, trade, certain cultural functions and finally politics. These key
positions they came to control completely and thereby forced their strangeness
upon all of public life.
the time of emancipation and assimilation, when it was believed, that all
segregation had been removed, set the Jews from the Eastern European ghettos in
motion and lured them into the liberated Western societies of Europe and North
America. F.ex. between 1890 and 1900 around 200.000 Jews migrated into England
and the government was forced to establish a commission that suggested limiting
this migration. Into the United States, where to day lives more than one
fourth of the Jews of the world, came 1.5 million Jews between 1912 and 1935.
These huge migrations have caused the Jewish question to become as acutely
interesting as it is to-day, because it made the absorbtion of Jews, which had
been hoped for and believed in illusory and hastened the Jewish domination in
state of almost complete Jewish domination had been reached in Germany before
the national socialists took over the Government. A strange race, rootless and
without any personal relationship to the country, had taken over Germany. The
strangers influenced all of the German spiritual life and had forced its
altering quality upon the organism. National socialism thus found itself faced
with the task of somehow solving the Jewish problem, which had become a threat
to German existence.
foreign observers have already for a long time pointed out the need for a
thorough solution to the German Jewish problem and acknowledged the need for it
plainly. In december 1910 f.ex. “Times” critic wrote in his review of a book
by Houston Stuart Chamberlain “The Basis for the 19th Century” of
the Jewish question in Germany: “Almost everything has fallen into Jewish
hands, not only the economy, but also the press, theatre, film etc. Precisely
all that, which influences the German mind. It cannot be expected that the
Germans will put up with it in the long run. One day
there will have to be a showdown.”
a solution to the Jewish problem by absorbing Jewry, through its complete
adaptation into public life, had failed, because the Jews had demonstrated, that
they were impossible to assimilate, national socialism could only choose the
other one out of two possible courses of action to solve the Jewish problem: radical
then did critiscism from abroad set in from all sides. Also foreign critics, who
are convinced of the historic facts of the Jewish question, and who acknowledge
the natural need for antisemitism, declare again and again, that it was the
German methods, which were employed to solve the Jewish problem, that are
inhuman and barbarian in their relentless consequence. Psychologically as well
as concretely-politically this reproach is of far-reaching consequences for the
attitude of the civilized world towards Germany. It is therefore necessary to
discuss it thoroughly.
is indisputable – and here it is by no means denied – that the German Jewish
policy has broken many hearts and – in individual cases – had injustice as a
consequence. It is not to be denied either, that many of the Jews, who have been
affected by the German precautions, have believed honestly, that they had
completely become Germans. As public servants, artists or tradespeople and also
as soldiers during the World War, they have wanted to serve the country to the
best of their ability.
one wants to understand why Germany solved the Jewish problem in such an
extensive manner, with such thorough methods, one must disregard individual
cases and realize, that no legislation, no political act is possible without
causing several cases of greater or lesser unreasonableness and injustice. It is
no different than by a surgical intervention. Also the doctor, who wants to
remove the cause of an illness must remove healthy tissue around the affected
area. Only in this way he can save and cure the affected organism.
German attitude towards the Jewish question can only be fully understood, if one
keeps in mind, that the incessant migration into German public life – which
has already been implied above – during the last few decades has been the
cause of great national disaster. The World War, which had dire
consequences for Germany, the following period of break-down of every political
and economic order, the complete decay of the cultural life, the hollowing out
of all virtues and moral values in all areas of life – this period of the
deepest German degradation coincided exactly with the completion of Jewish
emancipation, with the height of Jewish power in Germany – just like the
critic in “Times” had predicted in 1910.
interchange between general need and Jewish power, one of the honest souls of
Judaism, Theodor Herzl, had formulated more than a generation earlier, and it is
of particular importance, because it is by no means limited to Germany, but is
general to the whole Jewish question. In his “Zionist Writings” (Vol. I, p.
238/39) Herzl characterizes the role of Judaism with bitter self-realization as
and there there are a couple of people, whose financial threads circumvent the
whole world. Here are a couple of people, qui font la plui et le beau temps (who
makes the rain and the sunshine) in the vital issues of the nations. But every
invention benefits only themselves, with every case of need their power grows.
And for what do they use this power? Have they put it at the service of any good
purpose, do they help their own people, which is doing so bitterly badly? ...
Without them one can not wedge war or make peace. They hold the credit of the
nations and the affairs of each individual nation in their greedy hands. The new
inventions must beg humbly in front of their door and with arrogance they judge
about the needs of their fellow human beings.”
is better suited to cleanse Germany of the accusations, that it acted against
the laws of humanity, than a thorough demonstration of the degree to which the
bitter words of Theodor Herzl had become agonized reality, what miseable
experience forced Germany to solve its Jewish problem by radical segregation of
all Jewish influence for all time.
shall here try to show a cross section of the role and influence of German Jewry
at the height of the emancipation period, that is to say at the time, when
national socialism took over the government in Germany.
Population figures and the social structure of the Jews
is necessary to get an idea of the numerical strength of the German Jews in this
period, of their distribution in the areas of the country and of their social
to the census of 1925, the last before the national socialists took over there
was in Germany out of a population of 62,5 million, 546.379 followers of the
Jewish faith. That is somewhat less than 1 % of the population.
should be noted, that this figure only included persons of the Jewish faith,
not those of Jewish descent, who had converted to the Christian faith or through
dissidence had rejected their Jewish faith. A census of everyone of Jewish
descent did not exist at all. The statistics knew Jews only by their faith. Not
until now have we begun in Germany to form a picture of the penetration of
blood-relations with the German people. These investigations are not yet
concluded. They have as yet to be worked out in detail. Therefore all the
following statistics are based on number of persons of the Jewish faith.
we do have at our disposal some trustworthy investigations by the Jews
themselves, first and foremost the works of Heinrich Silbergleit, “The
population conditions of the Jews in the German Reich”. (Berlin 1930)
and by Dr. Alfred Marcus “The crisis of the economic life of the German
Jews” (Berlin 1931). As we are for the most part citing in support these
studies, we also counter the suspicion, that our presentation is coloured by
hostility towards Jews.
have so far seem that the total number of Jews of the faith in 1925 was somewhat
less than 1 % of the population.
exactly 0,90 %. However, the regional distribution was by no means even. Whilst
only a very small part of the population in the rural areas such as Mecklenburg,
Oldenburg, Thüringen or Anhalt (0,16 to 0,32 %) the Jews were concentrated in
larger numbers in towns and cities, above all Preussia, Hamburg or Hessen (1,05
to 1,72%). For the biggets province in the country, Preussia, the census showed
that almost 73 % of all Jews sat lumped together while the corresponding figures
for the non-Jewish part of the population in larger cities with more than
100.000 citizens was only around 30 %.
comparison with the figures of the census’ since 1871 show, that the number of
Jews in the rural districts of Germany was steadily dwindling, whilst it was
increasing in the cities.
amounts to an enormous migration of German Jews inside the country during
the previous 50 years, an urbanization-process, the main cause of which was the
rapidly growing emancipation of the Jews since the for Germany successful
French-German war in 1871.
of the main targets of this Jewish migration inside the country, was the capital
of Berlin where the number of Jews had tripled between 1871 and 1910 (from
36.000 to 90.000). In this metropolis, the central point of the political,
economic and cultural life in the country the German Jewry had made its
headquarters. Here it unfolded freely its foreign nature, all of its qualities
stemming from a foreign race.
census of 1925 showed for Berlin about 4 million inhabitants out of which
172.500 persons or 4,25 % were Jews – that is more than four times the number
of Jews in the population at large. Thereby Berlin, the capital of the largest
country housed 42 % of the roughly 400.000 Preussian Jews.
of these 172.500 Berlin Jews no less than 25 % had foreign citizenship. This
fact clearly sheds some light on the rootlessness of Jewry. Out of the 400.000
Jews in Preussia almost one fourth or 18,5 % had non-German citizenship.
order to fully understand the significance of these figures, one must consider,
that Jewry in the big cities could reach such numerical strength although it was
precisely in those areas, that it was subject to a number of diminishing
was only possible because there was a steady inflow of Eastern Jews, especially
during and after the end of the World War. And it was indeed this immigration of
Eastern Jews, which through the inflow of culturally, economically hungry and
morally unscrupulous elements, brought about an intensification of the German
the diminishing factors of Jewry are firstly the lower fertility in comparison
with the rest of the population; furthermore recently the increasing tendency to
leave the mosaic religious community and finally the increasing number of
marriages to non-Jews.
gives an idea of the encroachment of Jewry into the German people as a result of
marriage, that in the period between 1923 and 1932 an average of three Jewish
men in Berlin who married only two would marry a Jewess whilst one would marry a
non-Jewess. For the Jewish women the figures was only slightly smaller. In the
year 1926 there was even 64 mixed marriages for every 100 marriages, that is to
say that for every three Jewish marriages there was two mixed ones. In all of
Germany at the same time there was for every 100 marriages more than 50 mixed
ones, that is to say, that for every two Jewish marriages there was one mixed
is self-evident that this completely one-sided regional distruibution of the
German Jews with their systematic migration from rural districts and their
clumping themselves together in the cities was unhealthy and fatal.
the professional structure suffered from such onesidedness. Also here the
statistics show, that Jewry was a tree without roots, without a healthy
anchoring in social life. This abnormal grouping consisted in the Jews
preferring almost exclusively trade and professions in industry and traffic,
whereas physical work in the rural areas, workmanship and such was shunned.
can verify this fact by the figures of the count of professions, that took place
in 1925 in the different provinces of the country. This figures f.ex for the
provinces of Preussia, Würtemberg and Hessen gave the following picture of the
distribution of the Jews in various professions:
is now often said, that through pressure from outside, as a result of their
political and social position, of ghetto and boykot Jews have been barred from
the professions of agriculture and trade. On the contrary, where the German Jews
were many in rural districts, f.ex. in the then provinces of Posen and
Hessen-Nassau, they had every opportunity to settle down as tradesmen or
farmers. There were no barriers or prohibitions. In spite of this, they
preferred to achieve effortless gain as traders of cattle, grain or fertilizer,
but above all of money.
his investigation of the reasons for the breakdown in his people (“The ruin of
the German Jews”, Berlin 1921) the well known economic theoretic Felix A. Theilhaber
shows the fact, that the socalled primary production does not appeal the the
basic Jewish nature. He admits, that first and foremost racial predisposition
places Jews in the socalled mediator occupations, which above all seem to offer
them occupational success and material security. Theilhaber arrives at the
following interesting conclusion:
has no attraction for German Jews ... specific character ... inheritance ...and
economic preconditions leads them to prefer certain professions ... And so it is
self-evident, that German Jewry develops certain domains and types (the Jewish assistant in the outfitter
shop, agent, lawyer, medical doctor) The special Jewish character can also be
seen in other occupations (warehouses, furtrade, tobacconist, even the press).
One of the special Jewish traits is the drive towards individuality, to make
oneself independent, and to achieve the best possible material situation.”
the occupations mentioned by the Jewish author it was mostly medical doctor and
lawyer, which the Jews preferred, because these in particular offered them
considerable material possibilities. The Jewish influence in these professions
was therefore particulaly heavy, eventually it became outright domineering.
of a total of roughly 50.000 doctors there was in 1932 6.488, that is 13 %. Thus
they took up ten times a many positions, as their part of the whole population.
(It is also significant that they were overrepresented in the area of
specialists in venereal decease.)
the capital of Berlin the percentage of doctors that were Jews was even higher,
as much as 42 %, even 52 % of the general practitioners. Out of the consultants
in the numerous Berlin hospitals 45 % were of Jewish descent.
the figures showing the Jewish ingress into the professions of lawyers and
notaries reveal an enormous disproportion considering the number of Jews in the
whole population. In the year 1933 in Preussia out of the 11.795 admitted
lawyers 3.350 or about 30 % were Jews; out of the 6.236 notaries 2.051 or 33 %
were Jews. Furthermore, the figures in the capital of Berlin were even higher,
here they were as much as 48 to 56 %.
must further be taken into consideration, that also in the administration and
the legal system many of the leading positions were held by unbaptized or
baptized Jews. Concerning the professorships in the Universities the
situation was the same. That is proven by the following statistics from three
leading German universities in the year 1931. (In addition to law and medicine,
philosophy is also taken into consideration, as it shows the same manifestation
of abnormal Jewish ingress.)
of 44 lecturers
Jews = 34 %
of 23 lecturers
Jews = 26 %
lecturers 33 %
of 265 lecturers
= 43 %
of 101 lecturers 43 Jews = 43 %
lecturers 28 %
of 268 lecturers
Jews = 31 %
of 107 lecturers 26 Jews = 25 %
lecturers 32 %
of the most important areas of the state, law and healthcare, was thereby in the
most serious danger of falling into the hands of Jewry.
Jews in the German economy
more important was the Jewish overrepresentation in German economy. In
accordance with the facts given above, trade was the main domain of Jewry. It
should first be said that their “great” period was the time of the inflation
in Germany (1919 to 1923). It was a time when one achieved less with productive,
strenous work than with speculation and trade instinkt. So Jewish concerns
sprouted up like mushrooms in those years.
We shall here just mention the names Jakob Michael, Rishard Kahn and
Jacob Shapiro and the corrupt businesses of the Austrian speculators Siegfried
Basel and Castiglioni, who have also achieved dubious fame outside of the German
borders. All of these enterprises broke down after they had cost the German
people enormous sums when the time of the inflation was over and solid work was
already quoted Jewish statistician Dr. Alfred Marcus has investigated the Jewish
parttaking in the various fields of German economy in his study of “The
economic crisis of the German Jews” in the year 1931. He arrives at the
following interesting result:
the year 1930 out of a total of 603 firms in metal trade 346 or 57,3 % were on
Jewish hands. In scrap metal out of 514 firms 211 or 41 %; in grain out of 6.809
firms 1.543 or 22,7 %; in textile retail out of 9.984 firms 3.9388 or 39,4 %; in
ladieswear even out of 133 retailers 81 or 60,9 %. In the special fields of art-
and booktrade, which are also of great cultural importance several of the most
important firms were Jewish in their nature. Here we just mention S. Fischer,
Cassirer, Flechtheim, Ullstein and Springer.
is even more important to consider the money trade, i.e. banking. Here
almost all leading posts were on non-arian hands. In more detail the following
were Jewish respective half-Jewish:
“Deutsche Bank und Discontogesellschaft” (1929) both directors of the board
and four of the twelve members of the board; in the “Darmstädter Lind
Nationalbank” the chairman of the board and two of his deputies, further three
of the five personally responsible members of the board; in the “Dresdner
Bank” (1928) the chairman of the
board and his deputy, further three of the seven board members; in the
“Berliner Handelsgesellschaft” finally all three principals.
the big private banks were almost totally on Jewish hands. Here we just mention
the well known firms Arnhold, Behrens, Warburg, Bleichröder,
Mendelssohn, Goldschmidt-Rothschild, Dreyfuss, Bondi und Maron, Aufhäuser,
Oppenheim, Levy, Speyer-Elissen, Heimann, Stern.
the central point in these economic key positions the Jewish influence branched
out into all links in the German industry. “Adressbook of directors and
chairmen of the board”, which came out in 1930 – that is long before the
national socialists came into power – shows, how really frightening the
influence of these Jews or Jewish led capital concentrations had become in
the very top there is the Jewish banker Jakob Goldschmidt with 115
chairman of the board posts, on the second place the also Jewish banker Louis Hagen
with 62 mandates. On the third place we find a non-Jewish lawyer, but then
follows in the next four places four Jewish bankers with 166 chairman of the
board posts in all. Also the rest is Jews almost all the way through.
really enormous and unhealthy accumulation of board posts in the hands of a
small group of Jewish money lenders was in no way consistent with a
conscientious fulfilment of the duties, which are connected to this office, on
the contrary, it offered a wealth of possibilities for easy gain to a very large
extent. This is one of the most important reasons for the discrediting of the
political and economic system during these years and one of the reasons for the
spreading of antisemitism in the general public of Germany.
the control of German industry by means of the Jewish system of
controlling the managements went hand in hand with direct control of Jewry of
the industrial production. As it is a large and widespread area, we can only
give a few examples, which do not at all describe the widespread web of Jewry.
the electronics industry f.ex. we can mention AEG (Allgemeine Elektrizitätsgesellschaft);
it had been established by the Jew Emil Rathenau and after the World War
it belonged under two Jews. In the metalindustry Frankfurter Metalbank
controlled almost the whole market lead by the Jew Merton. The
Osram-works, which was leading in the glowlampindustry, were controlled by the
Jew Meinhardt. The largest German rubberfactories, Continental in
Hannover and Calmon in Hamburg, was established by Jews or had Jewish
management. The leatherindustry was controlled by the Jewish firms Adler
and Oppenheim, Salamander and Conrad Tack A.G. The iron
market was controlled by the Jew Ottmar Strauss. In the potash industry
the influence of the Jew Hugo Herzfeld was considerable. In the heavy
industry sector Paul Silverberg was the one, who controlled the Rhine
browncoalindustry and the brothers Petschek had the same function in the
mid-German browncoal area.
in the trade organizations and its authorities of the economic life the
number of Jews was abnormally high. First and foremost in the industry and
chamber of commerce. In the largest German institute of this kind, in the
Berliner industry and chamber of commerce – just to give an example – in the
year 1931 out of 98 members 50 were Jews or half Jews, out of the 1.300 members
of the technical committees 400, out of the 209 commercial judges in the chamber
131; in the board of the chamber was a president and 5 vicepresidents, thereof
the president himself and three of his deputies were non-arians.
was even worse in the stock exchange.
Also here the stock exchange of the capital is mentioned as an example,
as it was of course the most important one of its kind. In Berlin out of the 36
members of the board of the security stock exchange 25 were Jews, at the produce
exchange out of 16 members of the board 10 were Jews; in the department for
terminal trade out of 18 members of the board 15 were Jews; in the stock
exchange committee out of 23 members of the board 18 were Jews. Out of a total
of 70 members of the board for the whole stock exchange 45 were Jews. Also the
customers of the stock exchange were mostly Jews, f.ex. in the year 1930 out of
1474 independent customers in the security stock exchange 1200 were verified to
be Jews, in the produce stock exchange out of 578 customers about 520 were Jews,
and in the metal stock exchange
even out of 89 cxustomers 80 were Jews.
is clear, that also the central bank of the German Reich, the Reichbank
could not in the long run avoid the almost monopoly-like status, which Jewry had
in capital trade and in all important positions in the economic life. So already
in the time between 1925 and 1929 out of 6 members of the board (Generalrat)
four were Jews or half-Jews. Out of the members of the central board even all
three were non-arians as also two of their deputies.
it is also necessary to compare the above prevailing quantitative evaluation of
the Jewish parttaking in German economy to the qualitative side.
following must be taken into consideration:
the above mentioned count of the distribution of professions in the various
German provinces in the year 1925, it was shown, that in the largest city of the
country, Preussia, among a total of 3 million people engaged in commerce or
industry, who had an independent or leading position, about 92.000 were Jews of
the faith. That meant, that 48 % of all Jews engaged in commerce or industry
were in leading positions, whilst the corresponding figure for the rest of the
population was only 16 %.
one compares this figure with the number of Jews in the group of people employed
as workers, the completely abnormal structure of Jewry shows up in a glaring
light: In Preussia there was in 1925 a total of about 8,9 million workers (i.e.
46,9 % of everyone engaged in active employment) thereof Jews only 16.000 (i.e.
8,4 % of all Jews engaged in active employment). The percentage of Jews in
leading positions was three times as high as in the total population, but sank
gradually among workers to one 6th of the rest of the population and
was on an average down to almost zero.
such a supplementary qualitative evaluation it is seen even clearer, that all of
the German economic life was under an alarming Jewish dominance and even in the
decisive, leading positions.
is not surprising, that this dominance of the German economic life was also
expressed through an especially high income for the Jewish part of the
population. It is hard to give exact figures. We shall therefore once again
refer to the Jewish statistician Dr. Alfred Marcus as a witness. He
estimates the average Jewish income for the year 1930 to be 3,2 times higher
than the average for the rest of the population!
order to summarize the results of the information given above, it must be
maintained that the Jews had established themselves in a completely one-sided
manner in trade, product- as well as capital trade and that here they had moved
up into leading positions. Agriculture as well as other productive lines of work
on the other hand, was almost anxiously shunned. Added to that came the abnormal
concentration of Jews in the larger cities first and foremost in the capital of
does not take much to see that such an abnormal social and regional structure
must bring about enormous tension, even really serious disturbances in the
public life. And that would have had to happen even if the Jews had utilized the
abused positions with more wise restraint and understanding adaptation to the
wishes and spirit of the host country, than they did. This tension would have to
bring about an explosion, as the Jews, blinded by the glamour of their success
dropped all limitations and unfolded their stangeness without any inhibitions.
Nowhere has the lack of restraint of Jewry come to a clearer expression that
during this period of economic and political corruption that was the
situation in Germany in the years after the world war.
The Jews and the corruption
can actually speak of a corruption-epedemic, which was ravaging the public life
during those years. It was in no way limited to Germany. In Europe and America
almost all countries were affected. Everywhere in these cases of corruption Jews
played the leading part, be it the case of Hanau, Oustric and Stavisky
in France, Insull in the United States or Bosel, Berliner and Castiglioni
in the then Austria.
is not strange, that the signs of illness precisely in the years after the great
scatterings of the World War, showed up in the form of frequent corruption
scandals. But it is on the other hand typical of the Jewish nature, that is was
precisely them, who to a large degree made themselves the carriers and the
benefactors of this dissolution process.
is understandable, that Germany, as the looser of the World War, was hit
particularly hard by the corruption bug. During the heavy times of need, which
Germany had been through after the dictates of the Versailles treaty, as no
other country it came to know Jewry as exploiter and benefactor of its national
list of Jewish profit-makers who, during these terrible years of misery, fell
upon the German economy, which was breaking down, and who thereby brought about
its complete decay, reaches from the smart entrepeneur and inflation speculator
over all kinds of corrupt soldiers of fortune to the outright grand scale
criminals. In hardly any other place has Jewish nature with its distinct
selfishness, its unscrupulousness and its desire for quick earnings unfolded
itself so unrestrained as in German economy during these years.
war enterprises which during the world war had seen to the regulation of the
production and trade with German raw materials, their import and administation,
had fallen more and more into Jewish hands. The largest of them, the Central
Purchasing Company among others was led by Jews; in the especially important War
Metal A.G., out of 14 members of the board 12 were Jews. The only reason it did
not come to a public scandal because of the business methods of these Jews was
that the political and military development burdened Germany with far too many
the end of the war came the big time for the Jewish corruption. The liquidation
of the armament factories and the dissolution of the army offered opportunities
for enormous gain – opportunities which were mostly taken advantage of by
Jewish enterprises. F.ex. the Jew Richard Kahn secured for himself a
contract with “Deutsche Werken”, the largest state owned armament enterprise,
which brought him a fortune for this enormous installation at – the prise
of scrap iron!
this devaluated economy, that is in the years of inflation between 1919 and
1923, the corrupt speculators celebrated special triumphs. It was precisely Jews,
who at the time, when the investments took place mostly at the stock exchange by
means of dubious or outright fraudulent pseudotransactions built up giant
concerns. It was these enterprises, colossus’ with feet of clay, which at
first yielded huge profits, but which soon broke down again. The best known
names in connection with this kind of enterprises were the Jews Jakob Michael,
Richard Kahn, and the Eastern Jews the brothers Ciprut. Of these
brothers the Jewish writer Pinner says in his book mentioned above:
“Their signature is: financial soldiers of fortune coming from the wilderness
of Southeast Romania or Persia and wrapped in the stench of the putrefaction of
the German valuta.”
all of these cases were not even the really, decisive reason, why the Jewish
question in Germany became such a burning problem for all of the German people.
They took place during a period, where all limitaitons, all ties, all econimic
and political order was loosened, in time they went into the general chaos after
the war and were in many cases measured by the popular feeling which was used on
the abnormal events of those times. But nothing opened the eyes of the German
people to the true nature of Jewry and enflamed their antisemitism as the really
large cases of corruption that were simply of a purely criminal nature
and which through their mixture of business- and political interests became
refer here to the cases of the brothers Sklarz, the brothers Barmat,
the brothers Sklarek, the brothers Rotter, furthermore the scandal
with Michael Holzmann and Ludwig Katzenellenbogen. All of these
corrupt Jews with the only exception of Katzenellenbogen were Eastern Jews, who
had immigrated into Germany during and after the world war.
first of these grand cases of corruption was about the five brothers Sklarz.
By using good connections to opinion leaders in the socialdemocratic party,
right at the end of the war they succeeded in getting a monopoly on the delivery
of material for the troops, which were responsible for reestablishing internal
order. Thereby they acquired a fortune that ran into millions in a very short
time. By all sorts of shady business methods they increased their wealth by
bribing politicians. It was also because of such methods, that the court case,
which finally brought them to trial only shed very little light on the matter
and after endless delaying in the year 1926 only lead to the conviction of one
of the brothers.
brothers Sklarz were closely connected to one of the most unscupulous people on
the black market, the russian Jew Parvus-Helphand. By means of his
millions, made on war deliveries he had got himself good connections in the
social democracy then in power and he was behind many corruption scandals, but
noone dared sue him, because he had too many members of the government in the
palm of his hand.
three brothers Barmat carried themselves in an even more grandiose style
than the brothers Sklarz. They came from Kiev and supported themselves during
the war as suppliers of food in Holland. By intervention of the Jewish
politician Heilmann, the brothers Sklarz and Parvus-Helphand obtained
entry permit for Germany. Through refined abuse of human frailties, through
small and big favours, which developed into regular bribes, they won influential
friends among leading men in the government. In this way they became the owners
of ten banks and a large number of industrial enterprises in a short time. Based
on false invoices they obtained a credit for 38 million mark, which were
obtained partly from the Preussian statebank, partly from the postal ministry of
the Reich. When the blown-up Barmat concern folded, its debt was 70 million
goldmark, half of which had to be covered by small depositors.
court case against the brothers Barmat ended with quite insignificant prison
sentences. However, the then Reich chancellor was so incriminated that he had to
leave his post.
his German enterprise had collapsed Julius
Barmat went abroad. In his new homeland he successfully used the same
methods, which had already been tested in Germany. Through bribing of
influential people he obtained credit thereby damaging the Belgian National Bank
for an amount of 34 million goldmarks. In order to avoid being convicted he
finally committed suicide in 1937.
successful that their predecessors, but notable enough were the Jews Iwan
Baruch, Alexander Kutisker and Michael Holzmann. The victim of their
deceitful manipulations was the Preussian statebank, which had already been
decieved by the Barmats. Through decietful credit it was damaged for a value of
14 million goldmark.
absolutely biggest scandal was made by the brothers Sklarek. By their widespread
infiltration into politics, business and bribery, this case is without
comparison the biggest swindle and the looser was the capital of Germany,
a refined system of favours, presents and all kinds of contributions the smart
brothers Sklarek bought unlimited support from the leading men in the various
public offices in Berlin – it was
mostly social demokrats and communists. In this way they obtained a complete
monopoly on all delivery of clothing to the metropolis of Berlin, whether it be
equipment for the police, the trafficnet, welfare clients or streetsweepers. All
state employees, who in one way or another seemed important for obtaining this
monopoly, were bribed. Even the Chief Burgomaster! In that way it was possible,
the the state bank, the finance institute of the capital, without question paid
Sklarek the feigned bills for supplies of clothing, which had not really been
delivered to a large extent. When Sklareks firm finally suspended payments, the
state bank had lost 12,5 million mark; other losses for a value of about 10
million marks could not longer be verified.
process against Sklarek in the year 1932, lasted nine months and in accordance
with the wrath of the people it resulted in a somewhat harsher punishment than
the processes in the earlier cases. Two of the brothers (one had passed away in
the meantime) were sentenced to several years of prison.
there was the case of the Jewish managing director Katzenellenbogen. He
was the leader of the concern Schultheiss-Patzenhofer, one of the great German
industial enterprises with a share capital of 75 million marks and a preference
capital of 15 million. Through unscrupulous speculations for personal gain,
which harmed the concern, he brought the enterprise onto the verge of bankruptcy.
The shareholders lost an amount of about 30 million marks. Part of the profits
Katzenellenbogen had used to support the bolschevik theatre director Erwin
Piscator. He was sentenced to prison for embezzlement and for manipulating the
last of a long series of corruption scandals, was the case of the brothers Rotter.
In their concern the two Jewish speculators had gathered seven of the biggest
theatres in Berlin. The better to exploit the enterprise, they had established
several companies, the managenment of which were in the hands of front men that
were willing but ignorant of business. Out of these concerns they pressed f.ex.
in a year (1932), after all deductions a net income of 300.000 mark, not
including a monthly income of 2.000 mark, which each of the brothers had given
themselves. Another 400.000 marks they recieved from a feign contract with two
cultural enterprises. Whilst non-Jewish actors employed by their theatres
generally recieved a miserable income, the Jewish stars preferred by the
Rotters recieved fantastic amounts (1.000 to 2.500 mark for one single night was
not uncommon). They themselves lived in profuse luxury. And then one day in the
year 1932 the Rotter-concern collapsed with a debt of 3,5 million mark. The
brothers Rotter themselves evaded the responsibility and fled to Liechtenstein,
where they had secured citizenship for themselves.
should also be briefly mentioned that Austria got its share of Jewish corruption
scandals. Aside from Castiglioni and Bosel we are particularly referring to the
Jewish grand swindler Berliner. As managing director for the large
insurance company “Phönix” he abused the capital of his company for
political business. He maintained good contacts with all political parties and
paid for appointments to offices for a sum total of 3 million schilling in
bribery. Over the years he influenced the press with 170 million schilling. The
unions as well as the military organization “Heimwehr” were generously
supported even with the capital from his own company. In this way the debts of
the “Phönix” eventually accumulated to the huge sum of 670 million
schilling. 330.000 policyholders, almost all of limited means had to pay for
these corruption losses in the form of higher premiums and lesser service.
list of Jewish corruption makes no claim to being complete. It is limited to the
cases which attracted special attention in Germany and beyond her borders and
which had a certain economic order of magnitude. But already this account is
sufficient to rebuff the objection which is often heard from Jews, that Jews
were no more involved in corruption than non-Jewish businessmen. It has been
ascertained that there was only two large scale corruption cases during this
period the principal debtors of which were non-Jews (the case of Raifeissen-Bank
and the Lahusen scandal). The Jewish part of the corruption thus is not only
percentually, but altogether completely dominating.
is, however, decisive by an evaluation of the Jewish corruption that the
judicial expiation of all of these offences were endlessly dragged out or even
deliberately prevented, and if any punishment was given at all, it was
completely inadequate. The reason for this phenomenon was to be found in the
fact that a widespread kinship and related interests existed between the Jewish
swindlers and the leading men in the government and all of the officials. And
here again there were Jews on numerous important posts.
have already referred to this connection. Aside from the already mentioned
Jewish member of parlament of the social democrats, Heilmann, who functioned as
esquire for the brothers Barmat and similarly the half-Jewish secretary of state
Abegg, we mention here as examples of a corrupt offical class the Preussian
secretary of state and commisioner of the state for public order, Dr. Weissmann,
and the deputy president of the police for the capital of Berlin, Dr. Weiss.
Both had important public offices for the keeping of law and order, dr. Weismann
was even the highest public servant in the large German province of Preussia.
Weismann played a particularly sinister role in the process against the brothers
Sklarz. It can be characterized by the fact that Weismann offered the
public servant, who was to lead the investigations of the swindlers, Gutjahr,
3 million marks as a bribe, to get him to write his report favourably and that
he later gave Gutjahr a disciplinary punishment, because the conscientious
public servant did not comply with this demand.
Weismann and Dr. Weiss were big gamblers privately. Even the Jewish magazine
“Weltbühne” reproached Weismann in the year 1920 for being “one of the
most disreputable gamblers in Berlin”. President of the police Dr. Weiss
was in 1932 taken redhanded at forbidden gambling in disreputable gambling clubs;
through the chamber of justice of Berlin it was even proven that he was guilty
of several punishable offences and “not having the moral fibre necessary
for his highly responsible office”.
Jews in German politics
the time of the German Empire the Jews had not yet played any leading role in
the political life, at least not as far as the appointments to leading offices
goes. At the time of the revolution 1918 and the introduction of a new
constitution this situation changed radically. We shall not here go into the
question of whether the new form of government would fit the views and aptitude
of Jewry. But it is a fact that from November 1918 a regular Jewish onslaught on
the leading positions in the country and the provinces was made.
the six socalled “Volksbeauftragten”, who formed the first government after
the collapse, there was two Jews (Hugo Haase and Otto Landsberg). In Bayern the
Jew Kurt Eisner lead a chaotic regime as primeminister. In Preussia the Jew Paul
Hirsch took over the same office. In the first government, which had been formed
on a parliamentary basis (1919) there was 5 Jews. Several of the most important
offices in the parliament was occupied by Jews.
order to be able to appreciate the significance of this fact, it must be taken
into consideration, that the Jewish abuse of the political leadership coincided
with a period of political weakness, which lead to defaetism and shameless
submission outwardly and complete organizational dissolution inwardly. Having
lost the World War which would have to bring about a fundamental change for
Germanys position outwardly and for the domestic politics is not sufficicient
explanation for that. Also abroad it will be admitted looking back at this
period, that a dignified attitude could only have bettered Germanys position,
but the submissive attitude of Jewish politicians only forstered contempt and
worsened the national misfortune.
was by no means all Jews who were satisfied with the change from constitutional
monarcy to a parliamentary-republican constitution. The Jewish writer Rudolf Schay
testifies to that in his book published i 1929 in “Jews in German politics”.
Here he states as follows:
the forces, who wanted to carry on the revolution and which were not satisfied
with a democratic-republican constitution, but strove for the fulfilment of the
final socialist requirement, Jews played a predominant role: Rosa Luxemburg,
“fulfilment of the final socialist requirement” was nothing but the
realization of the communist manifest, the father of which was the Jew Marx.
However, this was only possible by abandoning all of the national ideals and
interests of the German people.
it is no wonder that Jewish politicians were already during the World War
playing a leading role in all the movements, that had the common goal to hollow
out the political and military power of Germany. In which country among the
opponents of Germany during the war, would it have gone unpunished, if a leader
of one of the leading papers of one of the political parties had written such
treasonable sentences during the decisive, critical days, as the Jew Friedrich Stampfer
on October 20th 1918 in the social democratic “Vorwärts”
must – that is our firm volition a socialists – strike her colour’s
forever without having brought them home victoriously for the last time.”
is the same defaitism that pacifistic organisations were spreading
already at the beginning of the World War under predominantly Jewish leadership.
Here was the leading league “Neues Vaterland” (The new homeland), which
later called itself “Deutsche Liga für Menschenrechte” (The German league
for Human Rights). It was shaped by the trend-setting influence fron the Jews Witting,
Grelling, Bernstein, Magnus, Hirschfeld, Heyman, Gumbel, Wulfsohn and many
others. Also the pacifist youth movement was lead by Jews: Max, Hodann, Jakob
Feldner, the Jewish communist Scholem and the half-Jewish sons of
shall not here say anything negative about pacifism as such. It is no doubt a
political conviction of honestly high moral standards and it deserves a vigorous
defence. However, it can only be tolerated as a political leadership of a state
– and especially a state, which is in the highest degree of exertion of
national strength – as long as it stays within the boundaries of the interests
of the nation.
is was first and foremost these pacifists mentioned above, who were responsible
for the collapse of the German will to defend itself, for the alienation between
the people and the political leadership, for the conflict between the fighting
armies and the native country. Nobody
has given the opponents of war useful propaganda material as the leading
there was the already mentioned dr. Richard Grelling, a name which should
still be well-known in the former entente-countries. Already before the war he
had gone to Switzerland and from there he now wrote his two books
“J’accuse” (I accuse) and “Das Verbrechen” (The Crime), in which he
strove to prove the alledged guilt of Germany of the World War. This book found
a wide spreading in the entente-
and the neutral ones, as an allegedly convincing self-realization concerning the
responsibility of Germany for all of the horrors of the war. Already in 1917 a
member of the same race as Grelling, the Jewish writer Karl Federn had
written a refutation of the treasonable behaviour of Grelling and called him
“depraved” and had further explained, that Grelling had worked almost all
the way with lies and falsifications of facts and documents”. Grelling
never confronted these serious accusations, which were directed at him during
the following years. On the contrary he tried in a cowardly manner to deny the
authorship of these two horrendous dog’s dinners!
we shall mention the Jewish journalist Hermann Fernau, who during the
years 1917/18 made propaganda against Germany from Switzerland. His newspaper
articles gave Germany’s opponents of war outstanding material for subversive
propaganda in the German trenches.
Councillor Witting, a brother of the Jewish author Maximilian Harden, was
responsible for the report from the former German ambassador in London, count
Lichnowsky, being published as a flyer. It contained purely personal
considerations of the diplomat, but by being published it had a similar fatal
effect for Germany as the books of Grelling.
Jews played a leading role in the preparations for the revolution in
1918, which caused the final collapse of the German front.
was the social democratic delegate Dr. Oscar Cohn who recieved four
million goldrubles from the then ambassador of Sovjet Russia, Joffe, who also
happened to be a Jew, at the beginning of November 1918 for preparing the German
revolution. The Jewish delegate, Hugo Haase was the spiritual leader of
the sailor’s revolution in Kiel, which gave the signal to the general
revolutionizing of Germany. In the protest meeting on the 12th May
1919 in the National Assembly, where the whole people’s representation went
against the terms of peace, Haase, who was the leader of the independent social
democrats, was the only one who was in favour of signing the peace treaty.
Furthermore there was also in the parliament of the province of Preussia, the
delegate Kurt Rosenfeld, who on the 7th May 1919 at a similar
protest meeting made himself the advocate of the conditions, that all of Germany
league with these saboteurs of the will of the people and traitors against the
national interests – just to mention a few – were the Jews Georg Bernhard
as leader of “Vossischen Zeitung”, Friederich Stampfer and Erich Kuttner
in the central organ of the social democracy, “Vorwärts”, Rudolf Hilferding
in the radical edited “Freiheit”. It was essentially the combined efforts of
these people, that eventually forced Germany to bend under the yoke of the peace
treaty, the conditions of which has been proven impossible by the political
developement, but which nevertheless lead to the military as well as the
political and economic collapse.
cannot commit ourselves to this grouping of Jewish defaitists without again
referring to the following: Granted there was also among non-Jewish Germans
during and after the war traitors and saboteurs, who were no better than these
Jews. But the share of Jews in this infamous political activity is not only
relatively, but also at large quite without comparison bigger, it was so
fearfully big, that the few non-Jewish names shrivel into nothing.
one looks for an explanation for this strange fact, it can only be found therein,
that Jewry outwardly as well as inwardly is completely rootless, that because of
its racial and historic background it does not know any boundaries, which are in
any way connected to the concept of fatherland.
the political conduct of Jewry also reveals their boundless ingratitude
towards the German people. For hardly any other country has to such a degree
fulfilled the demands for Jewish emancipation. Hardly in any other place had the
Jews been so widely accepted in all areas of public of life as in Germany. And
hardly any other country than Germany has been so bitterly betrayed in times of
great national adversity.
far this lack of connectedness with the fatherland went and in what crippled
form the deepest national feelings were hurt by Jews, we will show in two
particularly pronounced cases from the time after the war.
is the scandal about the Jewish high school teacher Theodor Lessing.
During the preparations for the reichpresidential election in the year 1925,
this man, who was entrusted as a teacher and educator of German youth, published
an article – even in a foreign, German-antagonistic newspaper, “Prager
Tageblatt”, in which he protested against the candidature of field marshal von
Hindenburg. This article was stuffed with slander and meanness. The old marshal
was accused of “inhumanity” and “simplemindedness”, he was described as
a “lone wolf” and Lessing anticipated, that he would turn out to be a
“Nero” in his new office.
order to grasp fully the beastliness of these words, one must keep in mind, that
the marshal at the age of 77 had put himself at the disposal of the state once
more after a long life of exertions and acomplishments because the politically
torn Germany needed a man, who personified all of the strength of national
must further be taken into consideration, that Hindenburg, who was the chief
commander of the army during the World War, was a figure who was loved with
veneration by all Germans and that he embodied in an almost mystical manner the
acomplishments of the German soldiers. Defaming Hindenburg in Germany was the
same as if one would drag through the mud in England f.ex. Nelson or Kitchener,
in France marshal Foch or in the United States George Washington. The unheard of
insult of the grand old man arose a storm of anger among the academic youth and
throughout wide circles in Germany. Lessing was in no way held responsible, he
was even free to continue his insults. But the effect of his outrageous attitude
was of course an intensification of the antisemitic tendensies in the people.
kind of spirit controlled the kind of men like the Jew Lessing, one can see from
his “Kriegserinnerungen” (War Memories), which was published in the year
1929, again in “Prager Tageblatt”. Here he says with an openness, which is
just as cynical as it is unbelievably stupid:
succeded in dodging. Through four years of war I had to go to the draft board
every month. The selection became more and more strict. I kept on inventing new
trick in order to avoid going to the front.” So this was the man, who dared to
ridicule and speak contemptously of Hindenburg!
case Gumbel” is essentially similar to the Lessing scandal. Also the Jew Emil
Julius Gumbel was a high school teacher, he was a pacifist like the above
mentioned treasonable defeatist. Furthermore he was closely connected to the
Third International and Moscou. In a series of pamphlets he was guilty of
treasonable statements, for which he was sued even in this time period, which
politically was in his favour. F. ex. he participated in the publishing of a
paper, “Deutschlands geheime Rüstungen” (Germany’s secret Rearmament) in
which he was busy revealing the alleged delinquency of Germany concerning the
terms of disarmament in the Versailles treaty. This paper was passed on to the
French, English and Polish governments through the Jewish lead, pacifistic
“League of Human Rights”. Of course this had weighty political consequences.
In speaches, which Gumbel gave in various French universities, he went so far as
to recognize the false accusation against Germany of having caused the World War.
So it is no wonder, that this man had no understanding of the heroic
acomplishments of the German soldiers during the war (he himself had not
participated in the war) and in a public gathering in 1924 he even dared declare,
that the dead German soldiers had “fallen on the field of dishonour”!
spite of this horrendous insult against the German people, which caused
extraordinary anger throughout the country, Gumbel could stay on his academic
chair until 1933. Influential Jewish friends like Georg Bernhard and Albert
Einstein stepped in to protect him. He could continue his insults even longer
and later declare in a public gathering in Heidelberg: “the war memorial
for the German soldiers is for me ... one big swede.”
it be possible – one must ask oneself this when faced with such baseness –
that f.ex. a French high school teacher could desecrate the Memorial of the
Unknown Soldier in this way? Or would a national storm of anger simply have
swept Jewish wretches such as Lessing and Gumbel far away? That is what national
socialism has finally done, by removing people like Gumbel and Lessing, Grelling
and Bernhard and removing the whole lot of defeatists, traitors and saboteurs
and by means of thorough legislature intervene against the reestablishment of
this national cancer.
in the case of Gumbel, the connection, which existed between people of his kind
and Marxism, become obvious. One can feel the way one wants about Marxism and
about the advocates of its parliamentary-political parties – but one cannot,
if one inspects it more closely, overlook the fact, that
Judaism and Marxism are closely related.
the father of Marxism, Karl Marx, came from a rabbi-family is a well known fact.
That this is not mere coincidence is demonstrated by the development of this
school of thought. Because aside from Marx, another Jew stood by the cradle of
the socialist workers movement of to-day: Ferdinand Lasalle, son of a
Jewish silk merchant from Breslau. Both have their spiritual father in the jew
Moses Hess, who is mentioned in the German Judaic standard work, “Jüdische
Lexicon” as “the father of modern Socialism” and “the Communist
rabbi”. The Jewish spirit has since its origin felt particularly attracted to
Marxist Socialism and the row of Jewish leaders in the Marxist workers movement
has continued unbroken into our times.
can judge these connections as one will in other countries. For Germany’s
position in relation to Marxism, the deep connectedness with Judaism is at least
politically decisive. Even more so because the history of the war and after-war
period has demonstrated thoroughly the fatal consequences for Germany of Marxism
inspired by Judaism.
at the turn of the century two Jews in sequence were the leaders of the social
democratic party in Germany. Paul Singer and Hugo Haase. In all of the branches
of the Marxist movement, in the parliamentary, in the journalistic or litterary
work, Jews crowded in in increasing numbers. The organization of the Marxist
theory and science was almost a Jewish monopoly. Among theorists we mention only
Eduard Bernstein, Rudolf Hilferding, Adolf Braun,
Jakob Stern, and Simon Katzenstein. The scientific centre for the
international Marxism, the magazine “Neue Zeit” published in Berlin started
in 1883 with a dozen Jewish employees: in 1905 there was already 40 and in 1914
about 100 Jews from all over the world were writing in its columns. It was no
different with the other scientific and litterary magazines of German Marxism.
the Marxist daily press was almost completely on Jewish hands. The central organ
of the social democratic party, “Vorwärts”, was established by the Jew,
Singer. In the year 1929 all of his very numerous editorial staff except for one
single employee were Jews according to the Jewish chief editor, Friederich Stampfer.
Likewise with f.ex. the later Communist “Roten Fahne”, whose editor was the
Jewess Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, who was married twice
to a Jewess. And likewise with the extremely Marxist “Freiheit”, which was
lead by the Jews Rudolf Hilferding and Paul Herzt. Also the social
democratic press service and its foreign correspondents was dominated by Jewish
Jewish part of the parliamentary fraction of the social democracy f.ex. was in
1924 22 %, in the communistic fraction at the same time 15 % (and it should all
the time be remembered, that this was out of a percentage of the whole
population of less than 1 %)
the social democratic parliamentary fraction there was the following Jewish
delegates: Aufhäuser, Dr. Adolf Braun, Bernstein, Eggerstedt, Fröhlich,
Heimann, Dr. Hertz, Dr. Hilferding, Hoch, Jacobshagen, Kirschmann, Landsberg,
Dr. Levi, Dr. Löwenstein, Ludwig, Stefan Meier, Dr. Moses, Dr. Rosenfeld, Frau
Schiffgens, Frau Toni Sender, Stampfer, Frau Wurm.
the communist fraction at the same time the following Jewish names were cited:
Frau Arendsee, Frau Golke, (called Ruth Fischer), Hoerle, Katz, Koenen, Münzenberg,
Rosenbaum, Dr. Rosenberg, Scholem.
the year 1932 (VI election period) Judaism in the Marxist parties were
represented by the following delegates:
the social democratic parliamentary fraction: Aufhäuser, Dr. Adolf Braun,
Eggerstedt, Fröhlich, Heilmann, Heimann, Heinig, Dr. Hertz, Dr. Hilferding,
Hoch, Kirschmann, Landsberg, Dr. Levi, Dr. Löwenstein, Dr. Marum, Stefan Meier,
Reuter, Schneppenhorst, Frau Schreiber-Krieger, Frau Toni Sender, Friedrich
Stampfer, Frau Wurm.
the Communist parliamentary fraction: Gräf, Hoernle, Frau Kessel, Kippenberger.
like the parliamentary system, so was also the government system in the country
saturated witn Marxist Jews. Especially the ministries in the province of
Preussia, the domain of Jewry. Here they had occupied the whole scale of
official activities and there was no ministry in which it was possible to take
one single step without stumpling upon a Jew of decisive influence. If one
considers the really enormous influence, which Jewry had acquired in the Marxist
organizations and parties, it is no wonder that the political attitude of the
social democracy corresponded exactly with the attitude of its Jewish leaders.
It is the same, that we have observed above in the lines of Jewish defeatists
started during the World War, already on the 4th August 1914 in this
way: 14 of the social democratic delegates of parliament, under the leadership
of the Jew Hugo Haase, tried to refuse the war credit to the government.
About two years later there was among the 18 social democratic delegates, who
directly refused the government the means for the defence of the country, aside
from the very same Hugo Haase, five other Jews. The leadership of the subversive
activities aginst the German defence was in the hands of the Jewess Rosa Luxemburg.
The first result of this subversive activity appeared already in August 1914 in
a publication against the defence of the country, which was printed in a Hamburg
newspaper; this declaration was signed by three leading Jews.
the defeat in November 1918 Jews had become leaders of extremist socialism
leaning towards Bolsjevism almost everywhere. As already mentioned above they
played a harmful role for Germany during the peace negotiations.
the most extreme form of Marxism, Communism, the leadership of Jewry was
particulary sensational. Its leaders and propagandists were almost all Jews. “Spartacus
Bund”, which was founded in 1918 as a forerunner of the communist party
and which in the chaos after the German collapse, incited the proletariat to
insurrection after Sovjet model, was under the leadership of Karl Liebknecht
and Rosa Luxemburg. The Jew Leo Jogiches (Tyschko) was the
connection to Moscau. That the Jewish radical socialist Oscar Cohn had
recieved 10 million rubles from the Sovjet ambassador, Joffe, for making
a revolution in Germany, has already been mentioned earlier.
and implemented by Russian and German Jews, the Communist revolte flared up
during the months after the defeat and established a terror regime. It reached
its peak in Munich. Also here the leader and organizer was a Jew, the writer
Kurt Eisner, who already in 1917, whilst the fighting was still going on
on the front, had invited to strike and subversion. Eisner established a Sovjet
republic after Bolschevik model, in his revolutionary tribunal was almost
exclusively Jewish intellectuals, five in all. Only those, who have themselves
experienced this time of Jewish terror regime, with its murder of hostages,
plunderings and arson against the peaceful citizens, can fully grasp, why the
seeds of National Socialism whould have to begin to grow in Munic, why it was
from here, that the movement went out, which put an end to the odious practices
of Jews in Germany.
brotherhood between Judaism and Communism did not in any way cease, when some
consolidation was brought about in Germany after the first attempt at communist
revolt had been beaten down. Aside from the endless preparations for a violent
bolshevizing of Germany a cultural bolshevism now arose, which had Jewish
advocates first and foremost.
the enormous areas of spiritual subversion we shall just mention a few
pronounced examples. F.ex. the Jewish radical socialist, Kurt Rosenfeld
advocated new legislation which
would make not only treason and high treason, but also sodomy and homosexuality
exempt from punishment.
raising the children in the communist spirit, the Jews lead on. Jewish
educationists and Jewish leaders of the public schoolsystem founded experimental
schools and “childrens republics” after sovjet model. The last rest of
authority was banned there, the sexes were brought up together with unhealthy
gatherings and discussions about sexual subjects took up a large part of the
teaching. In this connection the Jewish leader of the school system of Berlin,
Kurt Löwenstein and the Jewish Berlin educationist Fritz Karsen-Krakauer
achieved a certain shameful kind of fame.
order to complete the sinister picture of the close relation between Judaism and
Communism it should be mentioned, that in the refined construction and widely
branched Communist terrororganization, which brought Germany to the brink of a
Bolshevic revolution in the last few years before the National Socialists took
over there was Jews on the leading posts.
mention first and foremost Hans Kippenberger, leader of KPD’s terror-
espionage- and subversion apparatus. Furthermore Heinx Neumann, son of a
Jewish merchant from Berlin. He was a member of the central committee of the
Communist party in Germany and one of the most dangerous agitators of the
masses. From him comes the slogan “Strike the Fascists whereever you meet them”,
which in the year 1932 lead to an unbroken series of murders of National
Socialists. Also abroad Neumann was involved in this manner. He is the
instigator of the big Communist revolt in Kanton in the year of 1927 and therby
acquired the byname in the world press “The mass butcher from Kanton”.
Jews in the German press.
doubt Jews are by nature endowed with a special gift for journalism and
organizing the press. Consequently they have had a considerable influence in the
establishing of German newspapers. Hardly any other position has given them so
much power, as their influence on the press. But thereby it has also very
quickly been demonstrated, that they wanted little or nothing to do with the
duty towards the highest moral obligation, which is connected to this influence
on public opinion, but they were first and foremost attracted to the
possibilities for material gain.
one observes the German press, which as been under Jewish influence during the
last few decades, it can be demonstrated, that it served the purpose of material
gain, hunger for sensations, vanity and the lower instincts of the masses, that
the numbers printed were driven upwards by alarmingly undermining law and moral.
two largest German newspaper publishing houses were on Jewish hands before 1933:
the world famous houses of Ullstein and Mosse. Both were founded
by Jews, the leadership of the publishing house and the editorial office was
almost exclusively manned with Jews.
publishing house Ullstein
newspaper publishing house, which was the largest in Germany, had a circulation
of about 4 million. It published five large daily papers, several weeklies and
numerous periodicals and all sorts of magazines. Through the
Ullstein-intelligence large sections of the provinces were influenced. Also
Ullstein had an extensive book publishing house.
shares in this enterprise belonged to the five Ullstein brothers. Aside from
them the board included three Jews and a couple of non-Jews.
largest newspaper was “Berliner Morgenpost”, which had the largest
circulation of all of the German newspapers (over 600.000). Aside from a Jewish
chief editor there was in 1927 ten Jews on the editorial staff. At the same time
there was in the editorial office of the politically very influential
“Vossischen Zeitung” aside from the well-known Jewish chief editor, Georg
Bernhard, who has already been mentioned as a politician, 14 Jewish journalists.
It was the same with the other newspapers of this publishing house.
was not as large as Ullstein. The daily circulation was 350.000. The influence
of the publishing house was nevertheless considerable amd it was owned by the
family of the Eastern Jew Rudolf Mosse. From this publishing house came the
newspaper, which for many years represented the German public opinion abroad:
chief editor of this newspaper was the Jew Teodor Wolff, who was also very
active in politics. Aside from him there was 17 Jews in the leading positions.
In five important capitals abroad, the “Berliner Tageblatt” was represented
one of the other influential newspapers of this publishing house,
“Acht-Uhr-Abendblatt” Judaism was also domineering by the chief editor and
eight of the editorial staff.
competition with the considerable numerical power, which these two large
publishing houses had, the rest of the German press fell behind notably. Neither
the very devided provincial press nor the only large non-Jewish concern in the
capital were able to muster a suitable counter weight to the influence of the
assembled Jewish publishing houses.
the Marxist parties’ press was predominantly lead and influenced by Jews has
already been explained above. But also the official press agencies of the
government, above all in the province of Preussia, was occupied by them. F.ex.
the three most important governmental press agencies for this the largest German
province was lead by four Jews in the year 1930.
it is obvious that also the unions of the German journalists was
completely under Jewish influence. The largest of them “Reichverband der
deutschen Presse” was until 1933 lead by the Jewish chief editor of
“Vossischen Zeitung”, Georg Bernhard for several years. In “Verein
Berliner Presse”, the leading organization for journalism of the capital,
which particularly was influential concerning questions of what should be
supported, the decisions concerning who was worthy of a membership of the union,
were made by an admission board, which had consisted of Jews continously since
1888. Finally the organization for free-lance writers ”Schutzverband deutscher
Schriftsteller”, was lead by a board, which f.ex. in 1928 and 1929 consisted
of 90 % Jews. The chairman was at this time the Jewish publisher Arnold Zweig,
who had offended the honour of the German people by his war novel “Streit und
der Sergeanten Grischa”.
this connection it is necessary to discuss the work and importance of those Jews,
who above all others and for a long time, also abroad, had passed for
representatives of the German political opinion. We are referring to Georg
Bernhard, Theodor Wolff and Maximilian Harden. All three were Jews.
All three were journalists, brilliant writers who were capable of winning people
for their ideas by mastery of the written word alone. But behind the enchanting
appearance was concealed the same dangerous tendency to negation of all handed
down values, a tendency to destruction and rootlessness, which we have
ascertained as being characteristic of Judaism in practically all areas of life.
is furthermore significant that Georg Bernhards real profession was banker and
stock exchange dealer. He belonged to the social democracy until shortly before
the World War and all of his career demonstrates a strange swinging back and
forth between things as opposing as stock exchange journalism and Marxist
activity. At the Jewish publishing house he took over the management of
“Vossischen Zeitung” in 1913. In this capacity he played a harmful role for
Germany at two fateful hours: In the critical weeks before the signing of the
Versailles-dictate, when the German people and its leaders refused almost
unanimously the unbearable and impossible conditions, he was among the very few
men with public influence who in writing and verbally supressed every attempt at
national will to resist, which would have opened possibilities for more
tolerable conditions. One only has to look at the old copies of “Vossischer
Zeitung” from these weeks and months in order to ascertain, whith what
regularity he was working on it. Even the most humiliating conditions in the
dictate, f.ex. the imposition of the war debt, he sought to make light of. Thus
he wrote – just to give a sample – on the 18th June 1919:
German reader will most easily accept the part that is concerned with the
question of the origin of the war and the question of guilt. Looking at things
this way one should not take the quarrel over the question of guilt tragically.”
these words Bernhard knifed the German government in the back, for it was
precisely in those days fighting a dramatic battle over the so-called matters of
honour in the peace conditions, that is over the question of responsibility for
the origin of the war and over the release of German officers. It will be
understood abroad, that such treason against the national interests, such lack
of pride and honour in this Jewish journalist Bernhard, has not been forgotten.
second case is about Georg Bernhards obvious, criminal treason. During the time
of the occupation of the Rhineland a political movement arose there, helped by
funds from abroad and striving to detach it and make it independent, although
all of the German people was waiting impatiently for its final return to the
national community. Georg Bernhard and his “Vossische Zeiting” was connected
to these separatist circles. From him the separatists got advice and economic
support. In the year 1930 one of the partners of the publishing house, Ullstein,
the Jew Franz Ullstein had stated this in the periodical “Tagebuch”. Here he
declares that Georg Bernhards deputy in Paris, the Jew Dr. Leo Stahl,
paid money to the leader of the separatists, Matthes and that Bernhard
himself had been in contact with Matthes both in writing and personally.
political scandal finally forced Georg Bernhard to give up his publishing
business. Then he became the leader of a large department store union – this
is also significant of him. From
1933 he has been occupied abroad as publisher of an anti-German immigrant
a different, but just as unpleasant way, the leader of “Berliner Tageblatt”,
Theodor Wolff gave people something to talk about. During the war he
alledged being a devout monarchist, but after the change of constitution noone
slandered the fallen Hohenzollers as viciously as Wolff. Even though one might
be overbearing with such opportunism, his official attitude was unforgivable at
a time, where the increasing moral depravity in Germany moved the government
(1926) to counteract the spreading of smut- and in other ways humiliating
litterature by law. The purpose of the law was above all to protect the youth
against brutalizing and morally detrimental influence. Theodor Wolff now went
against these attempts. He disapproved of the law and left the democratic party,
which he had helped establish, in protest because it was in favour of the law.
order to understand the frivolous irresponsibility of these Jewish writers, one
has to realize, to what degree the German book- and magazine market was being
flooded with smut and pornographic publications. We will come back to that.
more influential that Georg Bernhard and Theodor Wolff, yes, probably the most
powerful writer, which Germany has had in a generation, was Maximilian Harden,
a brother of the above mentioned defeatist, Witting. During the World War he was
probably the only real annextionist in Germany, who wanted as trophy all of
Belgium, the French Canal Coast and the Congo Basin. When the fortunes of war
turned against Germany in the year 1916, Harden also turned. He fought the
German war policy and made himself an enthusiastic spokesman for president
Wilson. Finally in the year 1919 he knifed the national resistance against the
oppressive peace terms in the back and called it “elaborate madness and lousy
mainspring of such spineless behaviour was empty vanity and a need for
self-assertion. For good reason Harden has been called by the world famous
historian, Friedrich Thimme, “the Judas of the German people”.
The Jews in German culture
many years before the National Socialists took over the government, yes, even
before the World War, when the climax of Jewish emancipation had not been
reached at all, concerned observers pointed out, that the German cultural life
hardly deserved the designation of “German”, that it had far more become a
Jewish domain. Nowhere has the crisis in German culture been described more
distinctly and noone has pinpointed the Jewish problem more sharply than the
Jewish cultural writer Moritz Goldstein in an article, which he published
already in 1912 in one of the most esteemed German artperiodicals
“Kunstwart” (March edition 1912).
Goldstein describes how the Jews at the beginning of the emancipation period
stormed ahead in the German cultural life and as pupils willing to learn soon
began to drive away their own teachers. He sums up the result of this
development as follows:
all the post, that they are not being held back from by force, there is suddenly
Jews, the tasks of the Germans the Jews have made their own; it looks more and
more as if the German culture will pass into the hands of Jews entirely. But the
Christians have not expected this and have not wanted it, when they gave the
outcasts in their midst a place in European culture. They started to defend
themselves, they started again to call us strangers, they started to consider us
a danger in the temple of their culture. And so now we are faced with the
problem: We Jews administer the spiritual property of a people, although it
denies us the right and the qualifications to do so.”
monstrous fact” Goldstein further calls this Jewish administration of the
German culture. Whosoever would take a look at the cultural life before 1933,
must confirm Goldsteins testimony. Everywhere the leadership was on Jewish hands,
be it in theatre, music, visual arts, film or during the most recent
the field of theatre f.ex. almost all stages in the capital of Berlin,
which was trend-setting for all of Germany, was under the leadership of Jews.
That was also the case with the repertoire: it was controlled by Jewish writers.
litterature the great results were achieved by Jewish publishing houses
and Jewish writers. Those who occupied themselves with Jewish litterature during
this period, probably knows the names: Emil Ludwig, Jakob Wassermann, Arnold
Zweig, Lion Feuchtwanger etc. Their circulation exceeded all things considered
all other German writers. About half of all German fiction, which was known
abroad, came demonstrably from Jews.
the realm of music was dominated by Jews. In Berlin as well as in the
rest of the country, the decisive posts as conductors were mostly held by Jews.
The cultural-political influence, which resulted thereby, on the creation of
opera- and concert repertoire, was enormous. The number of Jewish composers rose
to undreamt-of hights. Beethoven was replaced by Gustav Mahler and Arnold Schönberg.
Richard Wagner and Hans Pfitzner were supplanted by Franz Schreker. The Jewish
music critics in the newspapers and the almost exclusively Jewish agencies
supported this striving thoroughly.
more onesided was the tendency in the field of light entertainment music, in the
operette, in the sound film, in the grammophone record industry and in the
radio. Finally there was an
increasing Jewish influence in the music academies so that one notices that
presisely in the field of music the Jewish overrepræsentation was frighteningly
was no different in the field of visual art. Jewish art dealers and Jewish art
litterature opened the way to success for a generation of Jewish painters and
sculptors, which mostly remained closed for the other German artists. Finally
film and also radio was so completely occupied by Jews, that one could
hardly even speak of a German share.
one still doubts the Jewish influence on German culture described here, one can
again refer to a Jew as honest as Moritz Goldstein, who already in 1912
nailed it down:
doubts the power which the Jews have through the press. Especially the review is
at least in the capital and its influential newspapers becoming a Jewish
monopoly. Just as well known is the prevailing Jewish element in theatre: almost
all theatrical managers in Berlin are Jews, a large part, maybe the most part of
the actors also – and that without a Jewish audience a treatrical and concert
life in Germany would be all but impossible is repeatedly extolled and regretted
..... How many Jews there are among German poets, so many a guardian of German
art knows in his wrath.”
the year 1912 this developement had gone fast. This happened mostly because the
Jews in the time after the war forced their way into the offices of the
administration of the German cultural life, which had been closed to them during
the reign of the emperror. F.ex. the teatrical department in the Perussian
ministry of culture was lead for years by the Jewish lawyer Seelig and
the music department by the Jew Leo Kestenberg. Since also the press
policy of the Preussian state was on Jewish hands and even the top management of
the whole administration (secretary of state Weismann) one can form a
picture of the thoroughness of the Jewish exploitation of the cultural life
favoured and supported by the administration.
is certain that this Jewish predominance was not a consequence of spiritual
superiority or a greater gift of creative powers. It was far more the economic
superiority of Jewry as described above, which had led to the creation of
this domination. It was the instrument for achieving spiritual and cultural
is however far more important to maintain, that the pronounced Jewish spirit,
which unfolded itself in all fields of cultural creation one-sidedly favoured
this thrust towards a domineering position. The lack of sense of duty of the
Jewish race, the pronounced rationalism of Jews, the unscrupulousness and
speculating in the lower instincts, which we have already ascertained in the
Jewish journalism, was the basis for the economic results on which they could
establish the spiritual domination. The result was the destruction and the
dissolution of the cultural life of Germany. Thus it was not so much the extent
of the Jewish domination, which brought about rejection and resistance in the
German people and which finally lead to the sharpest antisemitism. It was far
more the spirit of Judaism, the way in which it excerted and abused its
order to establish that with enough clarity, it is necessary to examine some of
the fields of the German cultural life before 1933 a little more closely.
we have already given a count of the Jewish authors, who were far ahead of all
German authors during these years as far as the circulation of their works goes.
The most succesfull of them was no doubt Emil Ludwig, who was originally
named Cohn. He was probably the most read German-language author of this
period. Already in 1930 the circulation of his books exceeded two million and
his novels were translated into 25 languages. For a long time Ludwig was simply
regarded as the representative of German contemporary litterature.
reputation and the attraction that his litterary biographies achieved could not,
however, be due to a genuine value in his litterary acomplichments. It is far
more a classic example of the success that one can achieve by clever and large
scale advertisement. For in all of his books, which he has devoted to great
personalities from the history of the world there is behind a pleasant style and
a captivating lightness an unheard of banality in the presentation of the
contents, a superficial, hackneyed psychology. A real eye for historic greatness
and for the real causes of historic events, the author lacks completely. All the
more Ludwig concerns himself with the all too human where also the great are
sometimes small. All of his books, which he threw out onto the book market with
startling speed – wether it was about large themes such as Napoleon I.,
Lincoln, Goethe or even Jesus Christ – they lacked the individual immersion
and carry all the signs of schematization and mass fabrication.
a few examples can explain the recipie, after which Ludwig manufactured his
litterary off-the-peg clothes:
his study of Goethe (“Genie und Character”, Berlin 1924), there is in the
description of the relationship between Goethe and Schiller no trace of the
spiritual world of these two personalities, in which they attracted and repelled
each other in their metaphysical conflict. Ludwig sees in the relationship
between those two great ones nothing but that which is between two envious,
jealous competitors, where the one begrudges the other fame and material
his work on the life of Christ (Berlin 1928), Ludwig brings it to outright
blasphemy. Already the title “Der Menschensohn” (The son of Man) is a
deliberate antithesis to the Christian belief, that Jesus is the son of God.
Consequently in his representation he strips the image of Jesus of all religious
contents and what remains is a good, somewhat over-imaginative human being, who
is hypnotized by a mission, which has been forced upon him from the outside.
According to Ludwig, the teachings of Christ are absolutely nothing new, but
religeous thesis’ from Judaism, which already Philo and others had posed. Thus
he says of the Sermon on the Mount: “His listeners do not know, that Hillel,
the head of Synhedrions, said almost the same thing 50 years earlier.”
this quotation is not enough to characterize Ludwig, the following samples may
convince the reader; they give an idea of the blasphemically distorted picture
Ludwig tries to impart to his reader of the Redeemer:
the rich were happy to invite him, because he knew the scriptures well and
always restrained himself; so he sits with them by the wine and it is a strong
wine, that grown on the hills. Parties and women he does not shun and he makes
merry with the guests... He is also cheerful and likes to sit at the table ...
When the women salve him or listen to him dreamily, he realizes the love dream
of his heart and squanders on many as a prophet what the citizen shares with one.”
goes even further to publicly deride the Christian feelings. In his opinion the
traitor Judas has only deserved merit for Jesus fulfilling his saviour mission:
“Judas and his enimies wanted to force him to make a decision ... the person,
who caused the master suffering, only opened the road for him to glory ... When
God made a miracle and let his son be victorious in the end, the appearently
faithless disciple was doubly justified.”
these words there is a lack of veneration for all devine and human values, the
crude cyniscism, which is the eternal mark of the Jewish race, so shameless as
hardly any other place.
after Emil Ludwig we find among the litterary peacocs Alfred Kerr. As
critic for the Jewish “Berliner Tageblatt” he had for many years
unrestrained power over the theatre of the capital of Berlin. His word
determined the rise or fall of theatre directors and actors. In many cases he
also acted as a writer. His friend and biographer, the Jew Joseph Chapiro, tells
the following very characterstic confessions about Kerr’s life: “My dears,
what is character? Often its own antithesis, for we have character – for a few
minutes at a time.” Also Kerr dealt with the figure of Christ in his book:
“Die Welt im Licht!” But where Emil Ludwig at least tries to pretend to a
certain litterary value, Kerr drops all pretense in open scorn. Among other
things he says about the Christ: “I hear Christ “mauschlen” (speaking
Jewish and gesticulating; peddling) Oscar Wilde lets Christ palaver in Greek.
How can he? He mauscheled” Here one needs to know that “mauscheln”
in German means to speak loudly and gesticulate with the hands, which was the
obtrusive way in which Galician Jews spoke.
view of such shamelessness it is not surprising the these guardians of German
culture were also overflowing with shameless sexual allusions, when they tried
their hand at lyric poems. (Caprichos 1921)
somewhat different, but no more appreciated type of the Jews who until 1933
controlled the German bookmarket, was Georg Hermann. In his political
diary called “Randbemerkungen” (Marginal Notes) (Berlin 1919) he makes a
confession, which is quite spineless, as a man of letters, unhampered by all
ties: “As a Jew I belong to an old race, which is too old to fall for mass
suggestion. Words like people, war, state are for me colour- and soundless.”
The cosmopolitan, overnationally minded spirit of the sons of Ahasverus is
expressed as follows: “I could be comfortable everywhere in the world,
anywhere where I speak the language, where there is beautiful women, flowers and
art, a good library, a chessgame, cultured manners, and where climate and
landscape are understandable and advantageous for me.” Here Hermann is honest
enough to feel Judaism as carrier of the destruction of the idea of the nation
state. “The modernity of the Jews, the most recent source of their value, is
for the two thirds of it due to abhorring the idea of the nation state.” This
basically anarchial school of thought has even risen to an open admission of
personal cowardice: “Rather cowardly for five minutes than dead for a whole
no other of the authors of Judaism the Jewish tendency to chameleon-like
variability has shown as clearly as in Kurt Tucholsky. This very
productive and brilliantly gifted serial story writer acted under no less than
four different names (aside from his real name he also called himself Peter
Panter, Kaspar Hauser and Theobald Tiger), which he used as he saw fit. In many
large newspapers and periodicals he published his articles, and his numerous
books, with constantly large circulations, made him one of the most read authors
his rich gifts very only used for negative critiscism. Nothing which was sacred
for the German people was sacred to him and over all national and religeous
values he poured the acid of his derision. He, who had not himself participated
in the war as a soldier unfolded himself after the collapse in 1918 in a months
long derision of the German army and especially of the German officers. Quite
like his fellow Jew, Lessing, he threw smut upon the honorable fieldmarshal von
Hindenburg and called him in public “a national hero, which you paint on
beerglasses”. As a man without a fatherland, he did not shy away from open
treason; in his book, “Deutschland, Deutschland über alles” (Berlin 1929),
which is one long slander of his homeland, he declares cynically: “What these
judges call treason, does not concern us, what they consider high treason is not
to us a dishonourable action.”
fits the overall picture of this man, who professed himself to characterlesness
with the words: “Man has two legs and two convictions: one, when he is doing
well and one when he is doing badly”, that he also occupied himself with
pornography of the worst kind and fought fiercely side by side with his fellow
Jew, Theodor Wolff, against the above mentioned law, that was to protect the
youth against trash and smut.
order to prove the Jewish take over of the German theatrical life after the war,
one really only needs to refer to a book by the then very well known writer
Arnold Zweig “Juden auf der deutschen Bühne” (Jews on the German
Stage) (Berlin 1928). With an unsurpassed frankness it describes how Jewry as
finance people, theatre directors, agents, stage managers, actors, critics,
poets and playwrights had taken over the theatrical field completely. “They
come from somewhere with money”, Zweig says about every Jew, who – like the
corrupt Katzenellenbogen, the Russian Jew Kahn or the brothers Rotter, also
Eastern Jews – tried their luck in the theatrical concerns and turned the
cultural institution of the stage into a business. Zweig furthermore describes
the Jewish agents as “slave traders”, who had gradually captured the
theatrical life completely. He says further: “The international chaining
together of the agencies ... coincides with the international cliquishness in
the modern Eastern Jewish movement... all the memories of the actors are full of
humiliations, which they have suffered on this slave market ... With many agents
... the road to the audience goes through the blackmailers bed ...”
the leadership of almost all leading stages in the country, especially the
Berlin theatre and even the national stage had fallen into Jewish hands has
already been mentioned above. Seven Berlin theatres were lead by the Eastern
Jews, the brothers Rotter, of who the Jew Arnold Zweig stated: “Under the
leadership of these newcomers the litterary theatre has been turned into a mere
and crude business.”
it was the Jew, Leopold Jessner in the capacity of director of the
national stage who made the excentric tours out of the classic dramas of
Shakespeare and Schiller, which became disreputable far beyond the German
borders. Even the Jewish critic, Fritz Engel had to declare in the
“Berliner Tageblatt” after a “Hamlet” performance in December 1926:
“He makes a drawing room play ... at times a comedy, almost a revue out of it.”
is therefore not surprising, that the plays that were domineering the
repertoires were in accordance with the spirit among the Jewish powers that be
in the theatrical world. Their general basic theme was directed against the
state- and social values, against the public authorities and the law, against
moral and religious norms. If one looks at a theatre program from these years,
one is always met by the same sight: Jews are predominat at the top.
the first one is the Jewish comminist Ernst Toller, a member of the Jews
Eisners sovjet government in Munic in 1919. His dramas (“Feuer aus dem Kesseln”
and “Hinkemann”) are a glorification of the sdailor’s muteny from 1918 and an incredible derision of the German
fellow Jew Friedrich Wolf, another playwright, whose plays had been
performed just as much as those of Toller, also started with muteny dramas and
then went into the subject of moral decay. In his much performed play
“Cyankali” he makes boastful propagande against the paragraphs in German law,
which makes abortion illegal.
more vicious than his predecessor, probably one of the most repugnant writers
among Jewish playwrights, is Walter Mehring. He starts out with making
chansons, the meanness of which in the cabaret’s at Berliner Kurfürstendamm
were cheered by a predominantly Jewish audience. His drama, “Der Kaufmann von
Berlin”, which was performed for the first time in 1929 by the Communist
theatrical manager, Piscator, forms the height of Jewish power-craze on
the German stage. Mehring makes a carricature of the misery of the years after
the war, which hordes of Jewish immigrants from the East took advantage of, in a
mercilessly twisted form. The hero in the play is such an Eastern Jewish
immigrant, who shows up in the Jewish streets of Berlin, dirt poor and without
any means and who conquers Berlin in no time. The shameless truism whith which
Mehring describes this course of events is quite level with his cynical derision
of everything, that is sacred to the German people. At the climax of the drama,
street sweepers sweeps away piles of junk consisting of national symbols, steel
helmets and – even the dead body of a fallen German soldier. A chorus sings
the refrain: “Dreck, weg damit!” (Shit, away with it!)
could easily continue this list with numerous examples and names. Aside from
Arnold Zweig and Walter Hasenclever one could also mention f.ex.
Ferdinand Bruckner, whose dramas were great events for a depraved flock
of lustfull sensation-mongers, because they made criminal and sexual aberrations
the only meaning of life (f.ex. “Verbrecher” (Criminal) or “Krankheit der
Jugend”(Illness of the Youth)) But let enough be said, let it be enough to ask
the question again: In what country, which holds on to its national honour, the
sacredness of the religious feelings, morals, law and order would such a
trend-setting clique of beasts not have been chased to hell at once? The by
Jewish spirit saturated Germany even tolerated them until National Socialism
took over the government in 1933.
1933 the Jews had taken possession of the film even more thoroughly than
of the theatre. That was understandable, because in film artistic and financial
elements are more closely connected than anywhere else. The earnings in
filmindustry overshadows the earnings of any other artistic activity. And it was
the possibility of gain that got Jewry interested in crowding into the German
filmindustry, which was flourishing after the war. How large the number of Jews
was is shown by the following example:
the year 1931 out of 67 German productionfilms 41 firms, i.e. 61 % Jewish, out
of 28 rental firms 24, i.e. 86 %. At the same time out of in all 144 film
manuscripts 119 or 82 % written by Jews. The production was in 77 cases, i.e. 53
% on Jewish hands. If one looks at the names of producers, stage managers and
actors of these films, which were praised by the critics and turned into box
office successes, one finds everywhere an overwhelming majority of Jews. Among
producers and distribution agencies: Pressburger and Rabinowitsch
(Cinema-alliance), Heymann, Fallner and Somló, Levy or Cohn. Under
stage managers: Oswald-Ornstein, Zelnik, Meinert, Neufeld or Schönfelder. Under
actors and actresses: Pallenberg, Siegfried Arno, Fritz Walburg, Felix Bressart,
Kurt Gerron, Grete Moshein, Gitta Alpar, Rosa Valetti etc.
spirit of this Jewish filmindustry is characterized by the socalled „socially
hygienic informationfilms“ which Jews had brought out onto the market and
which flooded Germany after the World War. They were alledgedly supposed to
scientifically inform the broad masses of the dangers of sexual excesses. But
under the guise of science they speculated in the lust and lower instincts of
the audience. Criminals, tarts and homosexuals were the centre of the story. A
random choice of film titles may shed some light on the spirit of these films:
und Sinnlichkeit” (Morals and sensuality), „Das Buch des Lasters” (The
book of vices), „Was kostet Liebe?“ (What is the price of love?), “Sündige
Mutter” (Sinnful Mama), “Prostitution” (Prostitution), “Wenn ein Weib
den Weg verliert” (When a woman looses her way). The boosting titles
correspond to the contents: They rummaged around in filth and showed with
cynical openness the filthiest scenes of perversions. Even the government of
that time, which was really magnanimous in such matters, found it necessary in
1920 to counteract the worst anomalities with legislation concerning comedy,
however without being able to ward off the evil completely.
the most recent years the greatest business was the socalled military farces,
i.e. films, which in an intolerable way seek to ridicule and derise the German
army and the individual German soldier. Also here we find Jews at top level as
playwrights, as producers, stage managers and actors. Finally it should be
remembered, that the well known Bolshevist propagandafilms such as
“Panzerkreuzer Potemkin” or “Sturm über Asien” were imported to Germany
by Jewish film agencies and film concerns.
biggest step in the direction of the decline of the German cultural life was
taken in the field of the light entertainment genre. Here – in the genre of
musical comedy and above all revue – the frivolousness and the amorality had
taken on such forms, that f.ex. Berlin during these years was quite correctly
considered the most immoral city in the world. It was Jews, who
introduced this form of art, which was not yet known before the war, and they
abused it in a way, which is a long way responsible for the decline of morals.
is very significant that all of the revue managers in Berlin – and there was
practically no revue theatres outside of Berlin – were Jews without
exceptions! Their unsavoury names will be recalled by many foreign visitors
to Berlin: James Klein, Hermann Haller, Rudolf Nelson, the brothers Rotter and
Eric Charell. Likewise the numerous revue playwrights, composers, stage managers
and stars were almost exclusively Jewish domain.
these revues the uninhibited sex drive endulged in veritable orgies. All of the
reality of life was considered an aspect of the sexual desire and its
satisfaction. Chasteness and discipline were ridiculed as oldfashioned prejudice.
the exciting titles of these revues, which were promoted at great expense, are
significant. Here is a little “taste”:
dich aus” (Get undressed) – “Tausend nackte Frauen” (One thousand naked
Women) – “Die Sünden der Welt” (The sinns of the World) – “Häuser
der Liebe” (The Houses of Love) – “Streng verboten” (Strickly prohibited)
– “Donnerwetter, tausend Frauen” (Hullabaloo, one thousand Women) – “Sündig
und süss” (Sweet and sinnful)
the advertisement for the revue by James Klein “Zieh dich aus” the
following contents were announced with deliberate speculation in the lower
instincts: “An evening without morals and with the participation of 60 prized
nudemodels. The hunt for beautiful women. Experiences with a 15 year old (!)”
On the poster for the revue “Tausend nackte Frauen” it said: The great revue
about free love. 40 pictures about morality and immorality.
contents of the play thus announced corresponded exactly with the evoked ideas.
All performances were of unsurpassed unambigiuty and advertised for uninhibited
submission to the sexual instincts.
The share of the Jews in immorality.
an objective observer completely devoid of antisemitic feelings, will no longer
be able to avoid forming the impression, that when there are accumulated so many
cases of immorality and impropriety, then it must be due to a moral and
spiritual attitude typical of Judaism, which is in direct conflict with that of
a cultured nation. The accusations of the inferiority of Judaism, which come to
light by establishing these facts are so weighty, that it becomes necessary to
make some reflections about it. It has been proven in the case of Germany that
everywhere, where the prevailing morals and customs were systematically broken
down, where immorality was turned into business, Jews were massively
overrepresented or even leading. The “sexual science” one of the darkest
appearences of the past decade is even markedly a Jewish invention, which only
they have known how to turn into a flourishing business.
the authentic “Jüdische Lexicon” (Jewish Dictionary) has to admit to a
particularly strong, racially determined sexuality in Jews; it states cautiously:
“The Bible itself contains sufficient references to the sensual element; the
sexual intercourse was sometimes strongly accentuated ... The sermons of the
prophets resound again and again with complaints of adultery, which are referred
to all too often.” (Vol. V, p. 384). This strong sexuality in Jews, chained in
the ghetto of the Middle Ages was flooding into the public life of the states as
a result of the emancipation. But it didn’t get a completely free line until
all barriers in the form of police surveillance and censorship were removed in
Germany after the defeat in 1918. Then a flood of immoral litterature, immoral
films and theatre plays poured out into Germany, primarily nourished by Jews.
Concerning the field of litterature it has already been mentioned, that the
publishers and writers of the immoral litterature, that were flooding the book
market, was Jews and Jews again. In the hundreds of thousands of volumes that
were seized in 1933 we find the same names repeatedly. Aside from publishing
houses like Benjamin Harz, Richard Jacobsthal, Leon Hirsch, M. Jacobsohn or
Jacobsthal & Co., we mention here above all the Vienna-Jewish “Verlag für
Kulturforschung” (Publishing house of Cultural Research), the production of
which could fill whole libraries. The names say everything: “Sittengeschichte
des Lasters” (The history of morals and vices), “Sittengeschichte der
Schamlosigkeit” (The history of morals and shamelessness), “Bilderlexikon
der Erotic” (Picture Lexicon of Erotiscism), “Sittengischichte des Geheime
und Verbotene” (The history of the secret and the forbitten) etc.
the writers the following names should be maintained: Dr. Ludwig Lewy-Lenz, Leo
Schidrowitz, Dr. Iwan Bloch, Franz Rabinowitsch, Georg Cohen, Dr. Albert
Eulenburg, Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld.
and Magnus Hirschfeld were also the real representatives of sexual
research camouflaged as science, that was really nothing but mere pornography
and degradation of marriage and family. Their collaborators were Felix Abraham
and Lewy-Lenz. However one looks in vain for any known non-Jewish “sexual
filthy publications of these pseudoscientists speak clearly about what was going
on in the “Institue for Sexual Science” and similar enterprises of Magnus
Hirschfeld: “Sexual catastrophies”, “Sexual Pathology”, “Aphrodisiacs”,
“Contraception” (by Magnus Hirschfeld); “The Perverted”,
“Prostitution”, “Sexuality in our Times” (by Iwan Bloch).
must be ascribed to their uninhibited sex drive, that the boisterous slogans for
free love, the uninhibited right to live out all urges, the impunity of
homosexuality and abortion were dragged into public life. Especially an
energetic campaign was launched for free abortion and again Jews were leading on:
Dr. Max Hodann, Dr. Lothar Wolf, Dr. Lewy-Lenz, Martha Ruben-Wolf, Felix Halle,
Alfons Goldschmidt. From the same circles came also numerous writings, which
made propagande for birth control and contraception.
we must not forget the Jewish city medical officer for the capital of Berlin,
Dr. Max Hodan. He spread the poison of moral decay in the broad public with his
“Worker’s Sexual Chronicle” and thus acquired a certain unlaudable fame by
carrying on shameless propaganda for male and female masturbation.
Danish ambassador in Haag, Scavenius, was quite right when he said about
three years ago in a radio lecture, that Germany at that time had become the
pornographic centre of the world.
The share of the Jews in criminality.
real share that Jewry had in the criminality of the country, can hardly be
proven to its fullest extent. More specifically for the following reasons: The
criminal statistic, that had been kept in Germany since 1882 in accordance with
the methods of that time, knew Jews only from the mark, that they belonged to
the israelite religious community. The many Jews, that had converted to
the Christian faith or had become dissidents, were not marked in any special way
in the statistics. So an essential part of the criminal racial Judaism
has gone into other statistic categories. Furthermore from the year 1918
division by faith was abolished entirely, probably caused by the Jews themselves.
So the following figures can not give a complete picture. Even so they give the
possibility of retroactive conclusions, which sheds a caracteristic spotlight on
the ways of Judaism.
reference to the above it has also been established in the official
“Statistics of the German Reich”, New Publication, Vol. 146, that certain
criminal acts were committed much more often by Jews than by non-Jews. These are
average for the period 1892 to 1901 and the figures are as follows:
perpetrators in ratio to non-Jewish perpetrators
times as many
times as many
of material property
times as many
9 times as many
6 times as many
5 times as many
above figures already show a clear tendency in Jews to trade crimes, that
is crimes that are generally connected to trade professions. That this fact is
due to the many Jews occupied in professions of trade is in no way a sufficient
explanation for the phenomenon is shown f.ex. by the investigations of the Jew Ruppin
in his book “Jews of to-day” (Berlin 1904). Based on comparative statistics
it arrives at a much higher crime rate, than the Jewish participation in trade
alone would correspond to. The same result is arrived at by the Jew Wassermann
in his work “Beruf, Konfession und Verbrechen” (Profession, faith and crime)
(Munic 1907). He demonstrates that the criminality of the Jews in the year 1900
surpassed the criminality of non-Jews by seventeen times by simpel bankruptcy,
seven times by fraudulent bankruptcy and by criminal bankruptcy six times. And
he arrives at these figures expressly taking into consideration the percentage
of the Jews in the trade professions.
this phenomenon has not changed in recent times is proven by “Statistik des
Deutschen Reiches” (The statistic of the German Reich) over the average of the
years 1910 to 1914. This brings about the following figures:
perpetrators in ratio to non-Jewish perpetrators
recieving of stolen goods
times as many
of trust funds according to commercial law
times as many
times as many
of immaterial property
times as many
times as many
times as many
much higher than these commercial crimes is the share of the Jews in a number of
categories of crime that seems especially objectionable. These are above all smuggling
of narcotics and crimes of immorality, furthermore gambling and
Zentrale zur Bekämpfung von Rauschgiftvergehen“ (The central for combatting
drugs) has shown, that out of 272 international drugdealers 69 (25 %) were Jews
in the year 1931. In the years 1932 the ratio was 294 to 73 (also 25 %). In 1933
the number of Jews even rose to 30 %.
central for combatting gambling counted out of 94 gamblers 57 Jews in the year
1933. Out of the 411 bag snatchings in the year 1932 193 were identified as Jews.
In the same year it was found that out of the international gangs of bag
snatchers 134 out of 163 were Jews, i.d. 83 %.
above mentioned Jewish scientist Ruppin admits to the high number of Jews
in the field of sex crimes, the background of which has already been described
in the chapter about Jewish immorality, writing:
fact, that Jews live mostly in the big cities, has as a result, that city crimes
occur more frequently among them, f.ex. keeping a brothel, complicity to prostitution.
our description of the role and significance of Judaism before 1933, we have
only been able to give a brief
cross section because of the limited space. One could easily write a thick
volume about it.
He, who wants to inform himself more thoroughly is referred to the work
of “Instutute for studies of the Jewish Question” “The Jews in Germany”
(Munic, 7th edition, 1938), which deals with the extensive theme with
scientific thoroughness and objectivity and which also has been the source of
valuable material for the above explantions.
this book will come to the same conclusion which is given here on every page.
Our condensed resumé is already enough to convince the reader, who is objective
and not prejudiced towards that, which it has been our task to demonstrate:
Judaism became the cause of great national misfortune for Germany and that the
words of Theodor Herzl have truly become a reality to a freightening extent:
“With every need their power grows”.
interchange between national disaster and Jewish absolute power has come to
light as clearly in Germany as hardly any other place. Let us therefor outline,
what the German Jewish question has been about basically for the last few
by a gullible wish to solve the age old Jewish problem through emancipation and
assimilation, Germany had accepted the Jews amongst them more readily than many
other countries. All barriers had been removed for them, all areas of life had
been opened to them and even given them leading positions in areas that were of
vital importance to the public and popular life. Judaism, which did not even
constitute one percent of the population, had conquered the key positions in the
German economic life. The political leadership had for the most part fallen into
their hands. The press and the cultural life was under decisive Jewish influence.
The income of the Jews were more than three times that of the rest of the
population. The Jews had really been given all chances to change exactly that,
which the best among them had always found so painful – to let their isolated
existence become a constituent part of the German public life.
the Jews did not play fair with their gullible German partner. It appears with
sufficient clarity from the above outline, that they did not want to
become part of the community, because the strangeness of their race was an
insurmountable hindrance. During the years with need and disaster they betrayed
Germany and shamelessly abused the chances, they had been given, for their own,
Jewish purposes and interests. Defeatism and betrayal, political degradation and
economic corruption, moral dissoluteness and degradation of all national and
religious values – that was the painful experiences, which Germany had to go
through under Jewish dominance.
has had to pay for her erroneous belief, that the Jewish problem can be solve by
hospitable incorporation with such bitter experience, which is significant of
the whole Jewish problem: with the boundless Jewish ungratefulness.
The glaring contrast between the honest readiness of the German people and the
treasonable ingratitude of the Jews, which has been demonstrated, is the basic
reason for the relentlessness of the German antisemitism, which is not alway
really understood abroad.
leading Jews have admitted to this fact publicly as the core of the Jewish
problem altogether. Overrabbi Dr. Joseph Karlebach from Hamburg has in the
Jewish periodical “Der Morgen” (The Morning) (vol. 6, II. P. 129) expressed
the following self-awareness: “To be a Jew is the opposite of the natural
attitude of man.”
Jewish writer Bernard Lazare says it even more clearly in his book
“L’Antisemitisme” (Antisemitism) (Paris 1934):
what virtues and by what faults has the Jew attracted this universal hostility?
Why was he alternately mistreated and hated by the Alexandrinians and the
Romans, by the Persians and the Arabs, by the Turks and the Christian nations? Because
the Jew everywhere and right up until this day has been an antisocial creature.”
Jewish self-awareness speaks in support of the reasons why National Socialism
has to solve the problem for all time better than our own words could. It was
not the mere fact of Jewish dominance, which brought about the bitter
antisemitism, but the spirit of this foreign domination – a spirit of
antisocial lack of obligation, the expression of which is to repay hospitality
and kindness with betrayal and destruction.
Germany started to solve the Jewish problem in 1933 with methods, which aimed at
a calm retrograde movement of the Jewish influence, so that it would correspond
to the status of the Jews as a guest-people of foreing race and to their part of
the population of less than 1 %. If one takes into consideration the sum total
of suffering and harm, which Judaism until 1933 brought upon Germany, then the
way this retrograde movement was set in motion, was signified by an exemplary
discipline. One forget too easily, that the take-over of National Socialism was
a revolution. Hardly any other revolution in history has brought about a new
state of affairs with such discipline.
means of the Nünberg-laws of 1935 the foundation was laid for a peaceful,
orderly co-existence between the German people and its Jewish guests. But the Jews were not willing to show wise restraint and
to realize that the period of emancipation in Germany was irrevokably over. They
would not give up their abused positions without a fight and from abroad they
let loose on Germany a battle, which is not less dangerous than a battle of
weapons. Through consistent influence on the public opinion they have created a
hateful distorted picture of the new Germany in the world and poisoned the
international atmosphere. Through organized boykot they have tried to bring
Germany to her knees economically. They have even repaid the change in the
German attitude with the murders of Wilhelm Gustloff and Ernst vom Rath.
international kinship and co-incidence of interests of Judaism and its
unpeaceful, antisocial spirit, could not have been demonstrated more clearly:
they have succeeded in alarming the whole world because of the German
precautions. The far greater and as far as methods go, without comparison
harsher methods of expulsion of the history of modern politics the public of the
world has noticed much less. Who tended to the interests of the millions of
Russians, who were ousted from their country by the Bolshevist revolution, who
were starved to death or murdered? Who helped the German Balts, who after the
establising of the Estonian and Latvian states were ruthlessly driven away, of
which 80 % were forced to immigrate and who to-day have a miseable existence
spread out over the whole world? But anywhere in the world where a Jew feels
hit, international Jewry screams for help so loud and so long, that the peace
between the states is endangered by this small clique.
is to happen with the Jews? That
is the question, which arises at the end of our account.
is self-evident that the effect of the German policy towards the Jews cannot
remain limited to Germany. The resistance against Jews has awakened everywhere,
where the belief in the blessing of assimilation has been shaken because of the
spiritual and political upheavals of our times. And the hosts of Jewish
immigrants carry the question with them whereever they go to their new host
countries, where antisemitism will make its entry with them.
it is self-evident that the Jewish question can only be solved internationally.
Jewry itself has realized its situation. In the magazine “Jüdische
Nachrichtenblatt” (Jewish Information) of December 30th 1938 it
says: “For all that are willing to see, it is obvious that colonies will be
necessary, not only for German Jews, but also for Jews from other European
countries. He, who observes the course of events must notice how quickly the
Jewish question is becoming critical and how urgent it is to find a solution in
the near future.”
the Palaestine-project is not the solution to the Jewish problem, has
already been stated above. Rather a territory should be found, where the
ownership is not bitterly contested by somebody else. But a territory, which by
common agreement is freely and exclusively at the disposal of the Jews. That is
why it is now being investigated in England, the mandate of Palestine, whether
there are possibilities for a Jewish colony in overseas areas.
can not contribute to this international investigation. For Germany has not
herself any territories to give.
racial peculiar nature of Jewry, spread out over the world and its historic fate
certainly does not make a solution to the Jewish question by founding a Jewish
state look very promising. It has already been discussed thoroughly in
connection with the Palestine-problem. In the end it will be up to Jewry itself
and its enormous economic power to determine if the endeavour of the states
shall be successful and if Ahasverus after his two thousand years wandering
shall finally find his peace.
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