- Here is my last post for the week. I can't be sure that
I will have the chance to write to you again.
- For every reaction is an antecedent action, for each
response eliciting stimulus or a prior learning history.
- As the Rothschild-led Jews destroy the United States
and everything else I believe in, I want to declare, in defiance of the
victors, that the American People, including my father, a veteran of the
82nd Airborne Division, was tricked into fighting for the real bad- guys
in World War II.
- While I agree with Lindbergh that the U.S. entering the
war was a mistake, I now must go further and say that the German people
acted intelligently and ethically in resisting the the international
Jewish money power.
- I only wish I, with my countrymen, could have done the
- I identify with Goebbles, for fighting the good fight
even after he knew it was hopeless. I want to be remembered as one of
what he was, what he really was.
- Dick Eastman
- Yakima, Washington
- Gauleiter Doktor Josef Goebbels
- His early diary pages, back in 1923, contain
no references to the Jews, or any anti-Semitism at all.
- Saved from Stalin and Morganthau
- "I have received statistics about the number of
Jews in the American movies, radio, and press. The percentage is truly
terrifying. The Jews are 100% in control of the film, and 90 to 95% of
the press and radio."
- "Englands Schuld," Illustrierter Beobachter,
Sondernummer "Englands Schuld," p. 14.
- England's Guilt
- by Joseph Goebbels
- It is a major error to assume that England's plutocrats
slipped into the war against their will or even against their intentions.
The opposite is true. The English warmongers wanted the war and used
all the resources at their disposal over the years to bring it about.
They surely were not surprised by the war. English plutocracy had no goal
other than to unleash war against Germany at the right moment, and this
since Germany first began to seek once again to be a world power.
- Poland really had little to do with the outbreak of war
between the Reich and England. It was only a means to an end. England
did not support the Polish government out of principle or for humanitarian
reasons. That is clear from the fact that England gave Poland no help
of any kind whatsoever when the war began. Nor did England take any measures
against Russia. The opposite, in fact. The London warring clique to this
day has tried to bring Russia into the campaign of aggression against
- The encirclement of Germany long before the outbreak
of the war was traditional English policy. From the beginning, England
has always directed its main military might against Germany. It never
could tolerate a strong Reich on the Continent. It justified its policy
by claiming that it wanted to maintain a balance of forces in Europe.
- Today there is still another reason. The English warmongers
conceal it. It is crassly egotistic. The English prime minister announced
the day the war began that England's goal was to destroy Hitlerism. However,
he defined Hitlerism in a way other than how the English plutocracy actually
sees it. The English warmongers claim that National Socialism wants to
conquer the world. No nation is secure against German aggression. An end
must be made of the German hunger for power. The limit came in the conflict
with Poland. In reality, however, there is another reason for England's
war with Germany. The English warmongers cannot seriously claim that Germany
wants to conquer the world, particularly in view of the fact that England
controls nearly two thirds of the world. And Germany since 1933 has never
threatened English interests.
- So when Chamberlain says that England wants to destroy
Hitlerism in this war, he is in one sense incorrect. But in another sense,
he is speaking the truth. England does want to destroy Hitlerism. It sees
Hitlerism as the present internal state of the Reich, which is a thorn
in the eye of English plutocracy.
- England is a capitalist democracy. Germany is a socialist
people's state. And it is not the case that we think England is the richest
land on earth. There are lords and City men in England who are in fact
the richest men on earth. The broad masses, however, see little of this
wealth. We see in England an army of millions of impoverished, socially
enslaved, and oppressed people. Child labor is still a matter of course
there. They have only heard about social welfare programs. Parliament
occasionally discusses social legislation. Nowhere else is there such
terrible and horrifying inequality as in the English slums. Those with
good breeding take no notice of it. Should anyone speak of it in public,
the press, which serves plutocratic democracy, quickly brands him the
worst kind of rascal. They do not hesitate to make major changes in the
Constitution if they are necessary to preserve capitalist democracy.
- Capitalism democracy suffers from every possible modern
social ailment. The lords and City people can remain the richest people
one earth only because they constantly maintain their wealth by exploiting
their colonies and preserving unbelievable poverty in their own country.
- Germany, on the other hand, has based its domestic policies
on new and modern social principles. That is why it is a danger to English
plutocracy. It is also why English capitalists want to destroy Hitlerism.
They see Hitlerism as all the generous social reforms that have occurred
in Germany since 1933. The English plutocrats rightly fear that good things
are contagious, that they could endanger English capitalism.
- That is why England declared war on Germany. Since it
was accustomed to letting others fight its wars, it looked to the European
continent to find those ready to fight for England's interests. France
was ready to take on this degrading duty, since the same kind of people
ruled France. They too were ready for war out of egotistic reasons. Western
European democracy is really only a Western European plutocracy that rules
the world. It declared war on German socialism because it endangered their
- A similar drama began in 1914. England had more luck
during those four and a half years than it is having today. Europe's nations
had no chance to see what was happening. The nations of Europe today
have no desire to play the same role they played during the World War.
England and France stand alone. Still, England is trying once again to
wage war without making any personal sacrifice. The goal is to blockade
Germany, to gradually bring it to submit by starvation. That is longstanding
English policy. They used it successfully in the Napoleonic wars, and
also during the World War. It would work now as well, if the German people
had not been educated by National Socialism. National Socialism is immune
to English temptations. English propaganda lies no longer work in Germany.
They have gradually lost their effectiveness in the rest of the world
as well, since German propaganda today reaches far beyond its borders.
This time, English plutocracy will not succeed in driving a wedge between
the German people and their leadership, though that is their goal.
- The German nation today is defending not only its honor
and independence, but also the great social accomplishments it has made
through hard and untiring work since 1933. It is a people's state built
on the foundation of justice and economic good sense. In the past, England
always had the advantage of facing a fragmented Germany. It is only natural
that English plutocracy today seeks to split the German people and make
it ripe for new collapse.
- English lying propaganda can no longer name things by
their proper names. It therefore claims that it is not fighting the German
people, only Hitlerism. But we know this old song. In South Africa, England
was not fighting the Boers, only Krugerism. In the World War, England
wanted to destroy Kaiserism, not the German people. But that did not stop
English plutocracy from brutally and relentlessly suppressing the Boers
after that war or the Germans after our defeat.
- A child once burned is twice shy. The German people were
once victims of lying English war propaganda. Now it understands the
situation. It has long understood the background of this war. It knows
that behind all English plutocratic capitalism's fine words, its aim is
to destroy Germany's social achievements. We are defending the socialism
we have build in Germany since 1933 with every military, economic and
spiritual means at our disposal. The bald English lies have no impact
on the German people.
- English plutocracy is finally being forced to defend
itself. In the past, it always found other nations to fight for it. This
time, the English people must themselves risk their necks for the lords
and City men. They will meet a unified German people of workers, farmers,
and soldiers who are prepared to defend their nation with every means
at their disposal.
- We did not want war. England inflicted it on us. English
plutocracy forced it on us. England is responsible for the war, and it
will have to pay for it.
- The whole world is waking up today. It can no longer
be ruled by the capitalist methods of the 19th century. The peoples have
matured. They will one day deal a terrible blow to the capitalist plutocrats
who are the cause of their misery.
- It is no accident that National Socialism has the historical
task of carrying out this reckoning. Plutocracy is collapsing intellectually,
spiritually, and in the not too distant future, militarily. We are acting
consistently with Nietzsche's words: "Give a shove to what is falling."
- "Aus Churchills Lügenfabrik," Die Zeit
ohne Beispiel (Munich: Zentralverlag der NSDAP., 1941), pp. 364-369.
- Churchill's Lie Factory
- by Joseph Goebbels
- There is no point to debating Mr. Churchill about English
ship losses or the damage caused by German air attacks. He follows the
time-honored British policy of admitting only that which is impossible
to deny, then cutting it in half, while at the same time doubling or tripling
the enemy's losses. This balances the accounts. The astonishing thing
is that Mr. Churchill, a genuine John Bull, holds to his lies, and in
fact repeats them until he himself believes them. That is an old English
trick. Mr. Churchill does not need to perfect it, as it is one of the
familiar tactics of British politics, known to the entire world. They
made good use of the trick during the World War, with the difference that
world opinion believed it then, which cannot be said today. That is because
at the end of the World War British plutocracy believed that Germany would
never recover. In part from indifference, but also in part from boastfulness,
they made the mistake of telling the world the tricks they had used to
defeat the Reich. In the memoirs written by British statesmen, Mr. Churchill
in particular, one could see that the London plutocrats had no problem
lying to high heaven during the war. They were even proud of fooling Germany
in so easy and clever a fashion. They revealed their methods. They are
not believable any longer. We only need to refer to the World War and
note that the same men are determining English news policy as did from
1914 to 1918, and everything becomes clear.
- That is of course rather painful for those involved.
One should not, as a rule, reveal one's secrets, since one does not know
if and when one may need them again. The essential English leadership
secret does not depend on particular intelligence. Rather, it depends
on a remarkably stupid thick-headedness. The English follow the principle
that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up
their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.
- That applies to the dramatic events now taking place
at sea and in the air. Despite his own knowledge and the facts, Mr. Churchill
keeps saying that England is in a good position, and he is not in any
way influenced by contrary facts. The Royal Air Force has pulverized Hamburg,
destroyed every railroad station in Berlin, and left German war production
in ruins, all the while never hitting a clinic, hospital, orphanage, old
people's home, or any kind of civilian target at all. The German Luftwaffe,
on the other hand, has never been particularly interested in military
or industrial targets. It is instead magnetically drawn to churches, schools,
institutions for homeless children, and workers' homes. They particularly
like embassies, consulates, or American businesses. They fly randomly
over English cities until they have found such a target, then dive down
and drop their bombs. They want to drive the USA into the war. If perchance
the German Luftwaffe manages to bomb an industrial city like Cardiff,
Reuters reports: "Unknown airplanes attacked something or another
somehow, somewhere. The damage is still unclear, but no military or industrial
targets were hit. Further details will follow." The world public
can wait for the details until the war is over. Should the neutral press
somehow manage to report serious damage despite English censorship, the
king sets to work to attack the world's tear ducts. He personally visits
the damaged city. English workers are there to cheer enthusiastically.
They seem to have nothing better to do than to plant the Union Jack in
the midst of the still smoking ruins, or to dance the Lambeth Walk in
the middle of the blackened walls, and to cheer the king as he goes on
his way. This will apparently continue until not a single stone in England
is left standing on another, and the long-awaited moment to begin the
glorious English offensive against the accursed German devil arrives.
It all moves His Majesty to the degree that he takes £200 from his
vest pocket (about 2000 Reich marks) and puts it in the poor box. His
Majesty's visit ends with a visit to a harbor, where the king watches
a ship being unloaded. Reuters happily announces the cargo is American
frozen meat, which proves first that Atlantic ship traffic is functioning
normally, and second that His Majesty is in good physical and mental
condition, despite the seriousness of the situation.
- How different we Germans are! If the Führer does
not speak, it is proof that he is uncertain and sees no way out. If he
does speak, one can conclude that the situation in the Reich is catastrophic
and people desperately need reassurance. If he does not speak of a rapid
victory, it is because he does not believe in it. If he does speak of
it, he is just trying to confuse the world. If he meets with the Ducé,
it means there is a rift in the Axis. If he does not meet, it is because
the rift is too deep to repair. If he visits the troops, he is fleeing
the situation at home. If he does not, it is, of course, because he is
afraid of the soldiers. In England, people give three cheers when fat
and meat rations are reduced. In Germany, that would naturally lead to
a revolution. In England, snow and ice speed up the passenger and freight
system, but in Germany they throw it into total chaos. German methods
of warfare are contemptible and foolish, but one is not embarrassed to
imitate them. English methods are exemplary, humane, liberal, and advanced,
but they do not work, they have no success, and are therefore quietly
dropped. When we announced a few years back that we preferred cannons
to butter, all England protested. Now, however, the English have eaten
the butter, while we have the cannons. They now have to follow the same
principle through which we built our army, but that does not change the
fact that these methods are dumb, short-sighted, narrow-minded, and shallow
because they were invented by National Socialism. There is no point to
talking with the English. As long as Mr. Churchill is at the helm, John
Bull will win every time. What a pity that it always loses the offensive.
- Mr. Churchill recently strolled through the ruins of
the City of London after a major German Luftwaffe attack. Reuters naturally
reported that the public applauded him energetically and shouted "Good
old Winston! Keep it up!" When one asked him about peace, he answered:
"After we have won!" One could find that impressive, if one
did not know him better. But we know him. We know it is all a front, that
he sees no way out, and that he is so far into his criminal policies that
there is no way back any longer. He looks strong, but has nothing left,
and can only hope for a miracle.
- There will not be a miracle. Luck is always on the side
of him who has earned it, and history in the end has always sided with
those fighting for high ideals who are not willing to give up. Mr. Churchill
is not such an idealist. He represents a rotten and corrupt world. He
is a man of the 18th century who drapes himself with the symbols of the
19th century, hoping thereby to win the battles of the 20th century. This
is a world of unlimited individual profiteering at the cost of other people
and nations. It has been replaced in Europe by new ways of building nations.
The future is theirs. A believing, sacrificing youth is gathered under
its banners. This youth will win not only because it is well armed; it
will win because it is young, because it represents a revolution, because
it has mobilized powerful and dynamic forces that can no longer be resisted.
The wheel of history can not be held back, not even by Mr. Churchill.
In his more rational moments, he probably realizes that he is fighting
for a lost cause, that his time is past, that he has no hope of catching
- He is in fact one of those people who always wants evil,
but nonetheless does good. He gave our revolution the decisive final
push. Were it not for him, it probably would have taken much more time
to reach completion than it now will. In the end, we really have to thank
him. Because of him, we will need only as many months to reach our goal
as we otherwise would have needed in years, or even decades.
- There is no point in trying to convince him of that.
He belongs to those stubborn people who can only be convinced by the facts.
Let us bring about those facts.
- "Die Juden sind schuld!" Das eherne Herz (Munich:
Zentralverlag der NSDAP, 1943), pp. 85-91.
- The Jews are Guilty!
- by Joseph Goebbels
- The historic responsibility of world Jewry for the outbreak
and widening of this war has been proven so clearly that it does not
need to be talked about any further. The Jews wanted war, and now they
have it. But the Führer's prophecy of 30 January 1939 to the German
Reichstag is also being fulfilled: If international finance Jewry should
succeed in plunging the world into war once again, the result will be
not the Bolshevization of the world and thereby the victory of the Jews,
but rather the destruction of the Jewish race in Europe.
- We are seeing the fulfillment of the prophecy. The Jews
are receiving a penalty that is certainly hard, but more than deserved.
World Jewry erred in adding up the forces available to it for this war,
and now is gradually experiencing the destructon that it planned for us,
and would have carried out without a second thought if it had possessed
the ability. It is perishing according its own law: "An eye for an
eye, a tooth for a tooth."
- Every Jew is our enemy in this historic struggle, regardless
of whether he vegetates in a Polish ghetto or carries on his parasitic
existence in Berlin or Hamburg or blows the trumpets of war in New York
or Washington. All Jews by virtue of their birth and their race are part
of an international conspiracy against National Socialist Germany. They
want its defeat and annihilation, and do all in their power to bring it
about. That they can do nothing inside the Reich is hardly a sign of their
loyalty, but rather of the appropriate measures we took against them.
- One of these measures is the institution of the yellow
star that each Jew must wear. We wanted to make them visible as Jews,
particularly if they made even the least attempt to harm the German community.
It is a remarkably humane measure on our part, a hygienic and prophylactic
measure to be sure that the Jew cannot infiltrate our ranks unseen to
- As the Jews first appeared several weeks ago on the streets
of Berlin graced with their Jewish star, the initial reaction of the
citizens of the Reich capital was surprise. Only a few knew that there
were still so many Jews in Berlin. Everyone suddenly found someone in
the neighborhood who seemed like a harmless fellow citizen, who perhaps
complained or criticized a bit more than normal, and whom no one had thought
to be a Jew. He had concealed himself, mimicked his surroundings, adopting
the color of the background, adjusted to the environment, in order to
wait for the proper moment. Who among us had any idea that the enemy was
beside him, that a silent or clever auditor was attending to conversations
on the street, in the subway, or in the lines outside cigarette shops?
There are Jews one cannot recognize by external signs. These are the most
dangerous. It always happens that when we take some measure against the
Jews, English or American newspapers report it the next day. Even today
the Jews still have secret connections to our enemies abroad and use these
not only in their own cause, but in all military matters of the Reich
as well. The enemy is in our midst. What makes more sense than to at least
make this plainly visible to our citizens?
- In the first days after the introduction of the Jewish
star, newspaper sales in Berlin went through the roof. Each Jew on the
street bought a newspaper to conceal his mark of Cain. As this was banned,
one began to see Jews on the streets of the west side of Berlin in the
company of non-Jewish foreigners. These Jewish lackeys actually should
wear the Jewish star themselves. The excuse they give for their provocative
conduct is always the same: the Jews are after all human beings too. We
never denied that, just as we never denied the humanity of murders, child
rapists, thieves and pimps, though we never felt the need to parade down
the Kurfürstendamm with them! Every Jew is a decent Jew who has found
a dumb and ignorant goy who thinks him decent! As if that were a reason
to give Jews a kind of honorable escort. What nonsense.
- The Jews gradually are having to depend more and more
on themselves, and have recently found a new trick. They knew the good-
natured German Michael in us, always ready to shed sentimental tears for
the injustice done to them. One suddenly has the impression that the Berlin
Jewish population consists only of little babies whose childish helplessness
might move us, or else fragile old ladies. The Jews send out the pitiable.
They may confuse some harmless souls for a while, but not us. We know
exactly what the situation is.
- For their sake alone we must win the war. If we lose
it, these harmless-looking Jewish chaps would suddenly become raging wolves.
They would attack our women and children to carry out revenge. There
are enough examples in history. That is what they did in Bessarabia and
the Baltic states when Bolshevism marched in, even though neither the
people nor their governments had done anything to them. There is no turning
back in our battle against the Jews - even if we wanted to, which we do
not. The Jews must be removed from the German community, for they endanger
our national unity.
- That is an elementary principle of racial, national,
and social hygiene. They will never give us rest. If they could, they
would drive one nation after another into war against us. Who cares about
their difficulties, they who only want to force the world to accept their
bloody financial domination? The Jews are a parasitic race that feeds
like a foul fungus on the cultures of healthy but ignorant peoples. There
is only one effective measure: cut them out.
- How stupid and thoughtless are the arguments of the backward
friends of the Jews in the face of a problem that has occupied mankind
for millennia! How they would gape if they could ever see their dear Jews
in power! But that would be too late.That is why it is the duty of a national
leadership to take all necessary measures to keep such a thing from happening.
There are differences between people just as there are differences between
animals. Some people are good, others bad. The same is true of animals.
The fact that the Jew still lives among us is no proof that he belongs
among us, just as a flea is not a household pet simply because it lives
in a house. When Mr. Bramsig or Mrs. Knöterich feel pity for an old
woman wearing the Jewish star, they should also remember that a distant
nephew of this old woman by the name of Nathan Kaufmann sits in New York
and has prepared a plan by which all Germans under the age of 60 will
be sterilized. They should recall that a son of her distant uncle is a
warmonger named Baruch or Morgenthau or Untermayer who stands behind Mr.
Roosevelt, driving him to war, and that if they succeed, a fine but ignorant
U.S. soldier may one day shoot dead the only son of Mr. Bramsig or Mrs.
Knöterich. It will all be for the benefit of Jewry, to which this
old woman also belongs, no matter how fragile and pitiable she may seem.
- If we Germans have a fateful flaw in our national character,
it is forgetfulness. This failing speaks well of our human decency and
generosity, but not always for our political wisdom or intelligence.
We think everyone else as is good natured as we are. The French threatened
to dismember the Reich during the winter of 1939/40, saying that we and
our families would have to stand in lines before their field kitchens
to get something warm to eat. Our army defeated France in six weeks, after
which we saw German soldiers giving bread and sausages to hungry French
women and children, and gasoline to refugees from Paris to enable them
to return home as soon as possible, there to spread at least some of
their hatred against the Reich.
- That's how we Germans are. Our national virtue is our
national weakness. We do not want to change all that much, and as long
as our world-famed good nature does no great harm, why should we? Klopstock
gave us some good advice, however: Don't be too good natured, since our
enemies are not noble enough to overlook our mistakes.
- If this advice applies anywhere, it apples to our relations
with the Jews. Carelessness here is not only a weakness, it is disregard
of duty and a crime against the security of the state. The Jews long
for one thing: to reward our foolishness with bloodshed and terror. It
must never come to that. One of the most effective defenses is an unforgiving,
cold hardness against the destroyers of our people, against the instigators
of the war, against those who would benefit if we lose, and therefore
also against the victims, if we win.
- Therefore, we must say again and yet again:
- 1. The Jews are our destruction. They started this war
and direct it. They want to destroy the German Reich and our people. This
plan must be blocked.
- 2. There are no distinctions between Jews. Each Jew is
a sworn enemy of the German people. If he does not make his hostility
plain, it is only from cowardice and slyness, not because he loves us.
- 3. The Jews are to blame for each German soldier who
falls in this war. They have him on their conscience, and must also pay
- 4. If someone wears the Jewish star, he is an enemy of
the people. Anyone who deals with him is the same as a Jew and must be
treated accordingly. He earns the contempt of the entire people, for he
is a craven coward who leaves them in the lurch to stand by the enemy.
- 5. The Jews enjoy the protection of our enemies. That
is all the proof we need to show how harmful they are for our people.
- 6. The Jews are the enemy's agents among us. He who stands
by them aids the enemy.
- 7. The Jews have no right to claim equality with us.
If they wish to speak on the streets, in lines outside shops or in public
transportation, they should be ignored, not only because their are simply
wrong, but because they are Jews who have no right to a voice in the community.
- 8. If the Jews appeal to your sentimentality, realize
that they are hoping for your forgetfulness, and let them know that you
see through them and hold them in contempt.
- 9. A decent enemy will deserve our generosity after we
have won. The Jew however is not a decent enemy, though he tries to seem
- 10. The Jews are responsible for the war. The treatment
they receive from us is hardly unjust. They have deserved it all.
- It is the job of the government to deal with them. No
one has the right to act on his own, but each has the duty to support
the state's measures against the Jews, to defend them with others, and
to avoid being misled by any Jewish tricks.
- The security of the state requires that of us all.
- "Was will eigentlich Amerika," Die Zeit ohne
Beispiel (Munich: Zentralverlag der NSDAP., 1941), pp. 24-30.
- What Does America Really Want?
- by Joseph Goebbels
- The American press seems to have the right to complain
- Europe. It makes vigorous use of this right, particularly
when Germany is involved. National Socialist Germany is a thorn in its
- The Third Reich has been the target of its mockery, hatred,
lies, and slander since 30 January 1933, especially from that part controlled
by the Jews. The American press takes particular pleasure in criticizing
Germany on grounds of humanitarianism, civilization, human rights, and
culture. It has every right to do so. Its humanity is shown by lynchings.
Its civilization is shown in economic and political scandals that stink
to high heaven. Its human rights are displayed by eleven or twelve million
unemployed, who apparently chose to be so. And its culture exists only
because it is always borrowing from the older European nations. Such a
nation is certainly justified in sneering at ancient Europe, whose nations
and peoples looked back on centuries, even millennia of cultural achievements
long before America was discovered.
- The American press replies to our complaints by saying
that it has nothing against Germany, only against National Socialism.
That is a poor excuse. National Socialism today is Germany's guiding
political idea and worldview. The entire German nation affirms it. To
criticize National Socialism today therefore means to criticize the entire
- It will not do to say that National Socialism is a dictatorship,
and that there are still many in Germany who, inwardly at least, reject
it. That simply is not the case. It is a fantasy that exists only in the
minds of democratic politicians and journalists, but has nothing to do
with the facts. There is no doubt about it: the public campaign against
Germany is a conscious and intentional provocation aimed at the German
Reich and the German people.
- Generally, it does not make any difference to us. We
Germans do not depend on the love or grace of other nations; we live from
our own national strength. The time is long past when Germany expected
its salvation from abroad. Such international help was always lacking
when it was most needed during the postwar period. It appeared only when
international money and stock capital believed that it could earn vast
profits by helping Germany.
- We could simply say that America is far away, with a
big ocean separating us. What do we care about what they think, write,
or say about us? That was quite OK as long as America's highly developed
hate campaign against Germany kept within certain bounds. But when it
infects even official circles rather than merely newspapers and radio
stations, it becomes more serious.
- This campaign reached unbelievable heights after 10 November
1938. American public opinion, influenced by the Jews, is trying to interfere
to an unacceptable degree in German domestic politics. They think that
can use methods against Germany that are normally unheard of in relations
between civilized nations.
- We know very well who the instigators and beneficiaries
are. They are mostly Jews, or people who are in their service and who
are dependent on them.
- For example, it is not surprising that the New York press
attacks Germany so strongly. Over two million Jews live in New York, and
economic life there is entirely under their control.
- The German press so far has generally ignored this filthy
campaign of hatred, or answered it only in a restrained manner. Only after
official personages in the United States got involved did we think it
necessary to say something. For example, the American Interior Secretary
Ickes said on 19 December 1938 that no American could accept a medal from
the hands of a brutal dictatorship. With the same hand, it robbed and
tortured thousands of people, that it saw a day when it committed no new
crime against humanity as a day wasted. Put simply, that is not a style
of speaking that is customary in relations between states.
- The American Assistant Secretary of State Wells responded
to German protests by saying that Ickes' statement represented the opinion
of the overwhelming majority of the American public. One does not know
what to say. What does he mean! Was the American president ever personally
attacked in the German press, or America's leading men slandered? We have
been restrained, even though we certainly had every reason to discuss
this or that matter of American domestic policy.
- Such things are not our concern. American statesmen,
not us, determine American domestic policy. We are concerned only with
Germany's affairs. We also have no reason or intention of smuggling German
political ideas into America. The very opposite, since the methods that
we use are purely German. They are only valid in Germany. But we do believe
that just as we respect the internal affairs of other countries and avoid
polemics against them, they should treat us in the same way.
- One cannot say that that is true of the United States
of North America. Nearly the whole press, radio, and film industry support
the worldwide campaign against Germany.
- Senator Pitman put the matter bluntly on 22 December
1938: "The American people do not like Germany's government."
- We happen to think that the American people have nothing
to do with the matter. If they do not like Germany, it is because of the
hate campaign. This campaign is conducted by certain international scoundrels
who lack conscience and scruples. They are doing it both for foreign and
- The Lima Conference is behind the anti-German campaign.
North America hopes to encourage South American hostility against Germany,
and really against Europe as a whole. They do not like German competition
in the South American market. The enormous North American armaments industry
is also calling up images of a coming war against the totalitarian governments
for business reasons.
- We have no intention of answering the criticisms that
the American Jewish press raises against Germany by looking at America's
domestic affairs. It is enough to observe that although Germany is the
poorest country in the world in terms of foreign currency reserves and
raw materials, it has not only abolished unemployment, but has a labor
shortage. North America, meanwhile has between eleven and twelve million
unemployed, even though it is rich in foreign currency reserves and raw
materials. Most of the American press ignores this situation. It cannot
deny it, of course. It claims that German success is contemptible, since
it used methods of hate and contempt.
- This is entirely backward. The seven million Germans
who got jobs after National Socialism took power in Germany are not interested
in the methods that gave them jobs. It reminds one of the familiar joke.
Two workers are halfheartedly trying to remove a paving stone. A passerby
watches for a while, then grabs a pickax and yanks the stone out. One
worker says to the other: "Well, sure, if you use force..."
- The American press uses the same argument. It cannot
deny National Socialism's successes. It can only say: "Well, sure,
if you use force..." It thinks the German people had to make too
great a sacrifice for these successes.
- The German people sees things differently. It knows that
certain restrictions in some areas were necessary for national reconstruction.
The American public is practically drowning in wealth, prosperity, foreign
currency, gold bars, and raw materials. It can hardly imagine how an intelligent,
hardworking and courageous people can get along without all those advantages.
- However that may be, future developments concern us.
- No one but Germany has the right to judge Germany's domestic
affairs. No one has the right to turn one people against another, to
incite discord and promote ignorance that lead to international crises.
- Mr. Eden, the ambassador of international world democracy,
found the right audience a few weeks ago in New York when he attacked
National Socialism. The most prominent representatives of American international
industry, economics, and finance were gathered. Mr. Eden would have done
better to tell the eleven or twelve million unemployed where they could
find jobs. He seems to have realized that his hate tirade might have found
a less friendly reception there than it did from the audience to which
he did speak.
- Jewry applauds whenever Germany is attacked. Jewry hates
National Socialism for reasons that do not need to be mentioned. Jewry
is our enemy, it should be our enemy, it must be our enemy. The question
is whether the American people want to make the Jews happy by engaging
in fruitless conflict with the German Reich and the German people. That
we do protest against. That is neither necessary nor helpful.
- We have nothing against the American people. We know
and respect their political views and internal affairs, even if we might
do things differently. We believe we have the right to expect the same
of American public opinion about Germany. We also fail to see the benefits
of such controversy. What good will it do America? Does it think it can
starve Germany using the same methods as those of the World War?