The Daily Express Friday 24th March 1933
How to get the world to believe something in 1933 that by 1945 was never to be mentioned again
J U D E A - D E C L A R E S - W A R - O N - G E R M A N Y
JEWS OF ALL THE WORLD UNITE
BOYCOTT OF GERMAN GOODS • MASS DEMONSTRATIONS
"Daily Express" Special Political Correspondent
A strange and unforeseen sequel has emerged from the stories of German Jew-baiting. The whole of Israel throughout the world is uniting to declare an economic and financial war on Germany. Hitherto the cry has gone up: "Germany is persecuting the Jews." If the present plans are carried out, the Hitlerite cry will be: "The Jews are persecuting Germany"
All Israel is rising
in wrath against the Nazi onslaught on the Jews. Adolf Hitler, swept into power by an appeal of elemental patriotism, is making history of a kind he least expected. Thinking to unite only the German nation to race consciousness, he has roused the whole Jewish people
to national renascence. The appearance of the Swastika symbol of a new Germany has called forth the Lion of Judah, the old battle symbol of Jewish defiance.
Fourteen million Jews, dispersed throughout the world
, have banded together as one man to declare war on the German persecutors of their co-religionists. Sectional differences and antagonisms have been submerged in one common aim — to stand by the 600,000 Jews of Germany who are terrorised
by Hitlerite anti-Semitism and to compel Fascist Germany to end its campaign of violence and suppression directed against its Jewish minority.
Plans for action maturing in Europe and America
World Jewry has made up its mind not to rest quiescent
in face of this revival of medieval Jew-baiting. Germany may be called on to pay a heavy price for Hitler's antagonism to the Jews. She is faced with an international
boycott in commerce, finance, and industry.
The Jewish merchant prince is leaving his counting-house, the banker his board-room, the shopkeeper his store, and
the pedlar his humble barrow, to join together in what has become a holy war
to combat the Hitlerite enemies of the Jew.
Plans for concerted Jewish action are being matured in Europe and America
to strike back in reprisal at Hitlerite Germany. In London, New York, Paris, and Warsaw Jewish merchants are waiting for a commercial crusade. Resolutions are being taken throughout the Jewish business
World to sever trade relations with Germany.
BRITISH JEWS PROTEST AT NAZI TACTICS. MERCHANTS AND FINANCIERS RALLY TO MOVEMENT. GERMAN LINERS AFFECTED?
Large numbers of merchants in London have resolved to stop buying German goods, even at the cost of suffering heavy loss. A meeting of the Jewish textile trade in London has been called for Monday to consider the situation and to determine what steps should be taken.
Germany is a heavy borrower in foreign money markets, where Jewish influence is considerable
. Continued anti-Semitism in Germany is likely to react seriously against her. A move is on foot on the part of Jewish financiers to exert pressure to force
anti-Jewish action to stop.
The Organisation of Jewish Youth
in Britain are organising demonstrations in London and the provinces during the weekend.
The Board of Deputies of British Jews
, representing the entire Jewish community
of Great Britain, are meeting in special session on Sunday to discuss the German situation, and to decide on what action should be taken to counteract the attacks on their German fellow-Jews.
preparations are being made to organise demonstrations of protest.
EMBARGO IN POLAND
A concerted boycott by Jewish buyers is likely to involve grave damage to the German export trade. Jewish merchants all over the world
are large buyers of German manufactured goods, chiefly cotton goods, silks, toys, electrical fittings, and furniture.
In Poland, the trade embargo on Germany is already in operation. In France, a proposed ban on German imports is being widely
canvassed in Jewish circles.
German Transatlantic shipping traffic is likewise threatened. The Bremen and the Europa, the German crack liners, may suffer heavily from a Jewish anti-German boycott. Jewish trans-ocean travelers form an important part of the patrons of these liners because of their extensive part in international trade. The loss of their patronage would be a heavy blow to Germany's Atlantic trade.
In New York yesterday 10,000 Jewish ex-soldiers marched to the City Hall to hold a protest demonstration. Large crowds watched the men, some of whom wore old British uniforms, petition the mayor to support them in a boycott of German goods.
Another petition was handed in at the British Consulate-General requesting that Palestine should receive refugees from Germany without restriction.
Members of the American House of Representatives are introducing resolutions protesting against the anti-Jewish excesses in
Germany. The American trade unions, representing 3,000,000 workers, have also decided to join in the protest.
A rabbinical decree in New York has made the next Monday a day of fasting and prayer over the Hitler campaign.
Fasting will begin on Sunday at sunset and finish at sunset on Monday. All Jewish shops in New York will be closed on Monday during a parade.Apart from a monster meeting in Madison-square Garden, meetings are to be held in 300 American cities.
Madison-square Garden will see the remarkable sight of Bishop Manning speaking from a Jewish platform appealing for an end of the Hitler "terror
." [what "terror" in March 1933???]
DAY OF SERMONS
It had been arranged to charge a shilling admission and 5 shillings for box seats, but a public-spirited Jew, Frank Cohen, an
insurance broker, gave a personal cheque for £1,000 to cover all expenses, so admission will be free.
Every rabbi in the city of New York has been placed under a sacred obligation by rabbinical decree to devote Saturday's
sermon to the plight of Jews in Germany.
Representative Jewish organisations in the European capitals are understood to be making representations to their various
Governments to use influence with the Hitler Cabinet to induce it to call a halt in the oppression of the German Jews.
The old and reunited people of Israel are rising with new and modern weapons to fight their age-old battle with their persecutors.