Background: The following essay was published in the Nazi Party’s
monthly for propagandists. This article reviews the film Der ewige
Jude [The Eternal Jew],
the nastiest of several anti-Semitic films of the period. No author is
The source: Unser Wille und Weg, 10 (1940), pp. 54-55.
The Eternal Jew:
The Film of a 2000-Year Rat
The Eternal Jew is the first film that not only gives a full picture
of Jewry, but provides a broad treatment of the life and effects of this
parasitic race using genuine material taken from real life. It also shows
why healthy peoples in every age have responded to the Jews with disgust
and loathing, often enough expressing their feelings though deeds.
Just like rats, the Jews 2000 years ago moved from the Middle East to
Egypt, at that time a flourishing land. Even then they had all the criminal
traits they display today, even then they were the enemies of hard-working,
creative peoples. In large hordes they migrated from there to the “Promised
Land,” flooded the entire Mediterranean region, broke into Spain,
France, and Southern Germany, then followed the German colonists as they
moved into the countries of the East. Along they way they remained eternal
parasites, haggling and cheating. Poland above all became the enormous
reservoir from which Jewry sent its agents to every leading nation of
Europe and the world.
The self-portrait Jewry offered the world was disgusting from the beginning.
All that is overshadowed by the powerful examples in this new and most
valuable film, The Eternal Jew. This film with its persuasive power
must be shown everywhere where anti-Semitism is still questioned. No one
will fail to shudder at the sneaking servility and dirty bartering of
the Jews when they start out, at the perfidy, insidiousness and vulgarity
of their methods, at the brutality and all-devouring hatred they exhibit
when they reach their goal and control finance.
The most revolting scenes show Jewish slaughtering methods. These customs,
which cast a particularly vivid spotlight on the so-called Jewish religion,
are so terrible that it is hard to watch the film as the grinning Jewish
butchers carry out their work. It is illuminating to see how stubbornly
Jewry holds to its method of slaughter and with which casuistry it defends
it against the horror of the civilized world. Rarely will people feel
more horror than which watching the desperate and horrible death struggle
of the slaughtered animals. Long before the seizure of power, the NSDAP
fought against Jewish slaughter. National Socialist representatives in
parliament repeatedly introduced legislation to abolish this form of animal
torture through a ban on Jewish slaughter. Such proposals were always
rejected, since the entire Jewish and Jewish-influenced press ran long
articles against them and the so-called German parties refused to support
National Socialism in its battle against this evil.
Not only in this regard, but in other areas too we are reminded with
a shudder of what once was reality in Germany: the power of the Jews in
the economy, finance, culture, theater, film, publishing, press, radio,
education and politics. All these Jewish leaders of the Weimar era had
their home or their origin in the filthy ghettos of the East.
One has a deep sense of salvation after seeing this film. We have broken
their power over us. We are the initiators of the fight against world
Jewry, which now directs its hate, its brutal greed and destructive will
toward us. We must win this battle for ourselves, for Europe, for the
world. This film will be a valuable tool in that struggle.
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