Background: This material comes from the newsletter for leaders of Nazi youth groups for girls. Such groups had regular meetings at which they learned songs, practiced crafts, and heard talks on Nazi theory. The issue is dated February 1944, at which point the bulk of the Holocaust had already occured. However, girls were still being told that Jews were a deadly threat to Germany.
The source: Führerinnendienst des Bundes Deutscher Mädel in der Hitler-Jugend, Gebiet Mainfranken 39, February 1944.
Song: “See the Sunrise in the East....”
The Führer said: “In defending against the Jew, I do the work of the Lord.”
Lecture: The Jew, the cause of this war
In this war for the life or death of the German people, we must daily remember that Jewry unleashed this war on us. It makes no difference whether he faced us as a Bolshevist or as a plutocrat, as a Freemason or with some other disguise, or even without a mask at all: he always is the same. He is the one who incited and confused the various peoples opposing us today, making them into more or less helpless tools of international Jewry. Particularly in this fifth year of war, we may not permit ourselves to overlook the Jewish question in any way.
Before the takeover of power...
Before the takeover of power, Germany was wide open to the Jews. They could live here unhindered and were as free as all other citizens. National Socialism, however, declared war on the Jews and immediately after the takeover of power the Jew was excluded from every part of German national life. You who do not know what life in Germany was like before 1933 cannot even imagine the radical changes that brought about in the entire public life of our people. Jewish teachers disappeared from schools, Jewish attorneys from courtrooms, Jewish doctors from hospitals, but above all Jewish profiteers and big capitalists from business life. Many of you will ask how all this could happen, how could the Jew infiltrate these positions in such numbers, although he was only a small number in comparison to the German people. Why must he think and act differently than we? This evening meeting will provide an answer. Only one who knows the Jew can fight against him and win.
Jewry — a racial mixture
We still meet individuals of our people who see the Jew only as a member of another religion. That is a serious mistake that has to be completely eliminated. The Jews have known how to conceal themselves by using the lie they themselves invented, so successfully that in the past generation it was thought unrefined to even mention the Jewish question. Today, however, we know that Jewry is most deeply distinguished from the German people by its racial nature. The NSDAP has repeated this fact since it began its existence. In hard, pitiless struggle it educated the German people about the true nature of Jewry. Today we know that the Jew does not belong racially to us or other European peoples. He is also not a separate race as such, but rather a mixing of races that occurred a long time ago, long before our era. This racial mixture includes characteristics of the Middle Eastern and Asian race, but also Negro characteristics and various other elements. The interaction of these various races determined the character and appearance of the Jew, as we still know at least from reports and pictures.
He first came to Germany as a livestock dealer or peddler. We know that Eastern Jews first crossed the boarder with caftan, hair locks, and a black cap, intending to slowly but surely to transform themselves into what they thought were ordinary Europeans. They still seemed foreign to the German people. They had bowed legs, they mumbled, and always appeared unwashed to us. As they began their social rise they showed off, the women, but also the men, wearing excessive jewelry. Over time, many learned to conceal themselves more cleverly. They learned how to hide their physical failings through fine clothing and elegant behavior, becoming even more dangerous for us. Two statements by great Germans reveal to us the character of the Jew. Philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer called them “the great masters of lying” and Königsberg philosopher Kant said that they were “a people of merchants and swindlers.” Their goal is entirely directed at gaining possessions, and particularly money. They see that as the best fortune they can have. That is why they want to rule all other peoples on the earth. To encourage this drive for world domination, they are always reminded of their law, also called the Torah, which is reflected in the Talmud. There it is forever ordained that Jews are the chosen people, that they are the leaders of this world, and that the universe itself exists only because of the Jews. Their God Jahwe gives them rule over all Gentiles, who should be persecuted, hated, held in contempt. The Jew may kill, rape, and corrupt the blood of Gentiles. All that earns Jahwe’s praise and serves the goal of becoming rulers of the whole world. The Jew should be a trouble-maker and warmonger, he should build a state within the state. He should jewdify Gentile life, but should remain a Jew himself. As long as he maintains the purity of his own blood, he can murder, steal, be a profiteer, lie, intentionally mislead, bribe, and smuggle. The Jews gave these laws to themselves and they have lived according to them for centuries. It is obvious to us that people of this nature do not see work as a duty, something with great value. The Jew prefers to engage in commerce and leaves work to others. He does not want to build values, but rather to heap up money that serves the goal of world domination.
In the following story we will see the characteristics of the Jew that we have just discussed. A German craftsman’s son Hans Unwirsch and the Jew Moses Freudenstein have earned their diplomas on the same day. Both young boys are going back home.
Reading: Gold — the Jew’s only goal!
Master Samuel Freudenstein was waiting the return of his son as eagerly as Hans Unwirsch’s relatives were awaiting him. He paced restlessly through the house, moving boxes around, poking into forgotten corners, as if he wanted to conduct an inventory of his possessions and his thousands of commercial items. He talked to himself. The big decision that he had thought about so long, and which he had now made, left him almost drunk. Around 11 he sent his maid Esther to a back room and locked the doors. He took out secret keys and opened secret drawers in his desk. He opened a secret door in a secret cabinet. It sounded like gold and silver, it rustled like government bonds and other valuable papers, and between the clanking and rustling Father Samuel said:
“He was born in a dark corner, he will long for the light; he has lived in a dark house, he will live in a palace. They have mocked and beaten him, he will have revenge under the law: An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth! He is a good son and has learned what a person needs to know to rise in life. He has not been impatient, but has sat at his desk and read his books. He has done his work and I have done mine. He will find me at this desk where he has sat throughout his young life. He will leave and I will stay, but my eyes will follow him along his way and I will have great joy in him. I have always watched him and he is a good son. Now he has become a man, and his father will no longer have any secrets. May the God of our fathers give this good son and his children six hundred, seven hundred, two thousand blessings.”
The old man was startled out of his calculations and thoughts by Esther’s shouts and complaints and by a knocking at the door.
“God of Abraham, here he is!”
His hand shaking, he opened the door and hugged his son.
“There he is! There he is! My son, the son of my wife! Moses, tell me, what happened!”
Moses’s face showed no expression, he seemed as calm as ever and showed his father the diploma.
“I knew they would have to write what they have written. They did not like it, but they had to give me first place! Don’t be silly father, don’t be crazy Esther.. They would have preferred to make that sentimental Hans the first, but they couldn’t do it. I knew it. By all the gods, father, what have you been doing this morning? Gold, gold, and more gold. What is it? What does it mean? My God, father, where....”
He stopped and bent over the desk. For this moment, at least, he lost all self-control.“It’s yours! Yours! All yours!” his father cried. I said that I would do my part if you did yours. I’m not done yet! There — there!
The old man went again to the wall safe and through a small bundle to the black floor, and several more documents on the table. His eyes glowed feverishly.
“You are armed and protected, lift your head high, eat when you are hungry and do all you want to do. You will succeed if you are smart; you will become a great man among the foreigners! Be smart! Don’t stand still, don’t stand still, don’t stand still!”
Moses Freudenstein stood before the richly loaded desk. He was pale, his lips twitched, he fingered through the pile of gold, and shivered slightly. A thousand thoughts flashed through his mind, but not one came from his heart. He thought not of the work, the toil, the — love that had fathered this pile of wealth; he thought only of what to do with this sudden wealth, how it would change his life. His cold heart beat so hard that it almost hurt. It was an evil moment when Samuel Freudenstein told his son that he was a rich man, and that his son would be, too. A thousand dark threads stretched from this moment into the future; what was dark in Moses’s soul became even darker in this instant, nothing became brighter. Egotism rose up and stretched its hungry octopus arms out to encircle the world.” Wilhelm Raabe, Der Hungerpastor
Lecture: Jewry — The parasite among the peoples
At the beginning of their struggle, the NSDAP — and the Führer in particular — always called the Jew a parasite. The so-called ‘educated circles” responded with mockery. They rejected the Führer’s argument that all of humanity had to suffer because of Jewry’s parasitic nature. They had a lot of fun mocking such “fanatics.”
In order to properly understand this claim, we must first make clear what a parasite is. Most of you know the expression from the plant and animal kingdoms. The word parasite comes from the Greek and in German is translated as “fellow eater” or parasite (Schmarotzer). In nature, nearly all plants get the nourishment they need from the soil. However, there are plants that suck what they need from other plants. That slows the growth of their hosts and may even kill them. That, of course, removes their own source of life. Mistletoe is a plant that you can see on trees. It is such a parasite, as is the tapeworm among animals. Science today has discovered that viruses and bacteria are also parasites that can survive only at the cost of their hosts. Nature is in constant battle against parasites. Plants and animals defend themselves with all their resources against these foreign bodies. A person, too, has an instinctive aversion to all types of parasites. The body constantly makes defensive substances. That was known for a long time, yet people did not believe the Führer’s warnings. They found it uncomfortable to hear the Führer say: “If a person believes he can get along with a parasite, it is like a tree attempting to form a beneficial alliance with mistletoe.” The Jew works to infiltrate the peoples and hollow them out. He fights with his weapons, with lies and slander, poison and discord. He intensifies the battle until the bloody extermination of his hated foes. We say today, and forever more: The Jew is the parasite among the peoples! He can as a parasite attack individuals, whole people, indeed, all of humanity. Examples from nature teach us, however, that we have no other choice that to combat him with all our strength and finally to destroy him.
To better understand the Jews, we need to review his history in the world.
The history of the Jews in the world
It is an old, widespread, and readily believed myth that the Jews went into exile after the destruction of Jerusalem, then spread throughout the entire world. Only because of poverty did they turn to gaining wealth. Only when oppressed did they attempt to use all possible methods to gain wealth and power. That, too, is a filthy lie that the Jews worked hard to spread. Long before the destruction of Jerusalem, they had spread across the Eastern Mediterranean. From the harbors of Egypt and Asia Minor they spread to Greece and then to the Western Mediterranean. They always followed major commercial routes that offered them ways to make good money easily. The first Jews came to Germany during the Roman Era and began their money businesses. They lived in special Jewish districts of cities, but enjoyed the city’s protection. Only in the late Middle Ages when usury rose to intolerable levels (as high as 60%) did the people turn against the Jews. There were many expulsions of Jews. Cologne was the first in 1429, followed by Mainz and Strassburg in 1433, Augsburg in 1439, Silesia in 1954, Tyrolia in 1499. Since there was not a complete expulsion of the Jews, however, they soon returned, now as bankers for the nobility. The Jewish plague was particularly bad among the lesser nobility. Each had his own court Jew, for example Karl Eugen’s notorious Jew Süß Oppenheimer in Württemberg. There were also Jews in the Kaiser’s court. The following reading will show the role of the Jew Phillip Lang, valet to Kaiser Rudolf II.
Reading: An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth...
The reading is from Wilhelm Kohlhaas’s Mars und Skorpien, which I am not translating. It describes the Jew Phillip Lang’s efforts to sell choice posts for high sums.
Lecture: Jewish emancipation
The ideas of the French Revolution, liberty, equality, fraternity, triumphed. Racial differences vanished. Over time all the German rulers proclaimed the equality of the Jews. Chancellor Hardenberg introduced Jewish emancipation in Prussia. Marriages between Jews and Gentiles were allowed. With the exception of the officer corps, all professions were open. The little haggling Jew vanished, replaced by the ruthless, clever, calculating bank Jew striving toward world domination, by the refined, brutal merchant who did no work but destroyed the life work of others. The House of Rothschild is the best example. The Jewish exploiters were particularly dangers for German farmers, many of whom lost everything they had through Jewish trickery. Smallholder Büttnerbauer, inheritor of an uneconomic piece of land, was forced to take out large loans and fell into the hands of grain trader Horrowssowitz [a reference to Wilhelm von Polenz’s novel Der Büttnerbauer]. Sam first pretends to be a generous and helpful friend of humanity, showing his true face only when the farmer and his farm are hopelessly lost. He buys the property at the auction and is now the master.
Reading: No escape!
A two-page excerpt from von Polenz’s novel.
Lecture: The Jew — Grave digger for the German people
The ideas of the French Revolution, liberty, equality, fraternity, triumphed. Racial differences vanished. Over time all the German rulers proclaimed the equality of the Jews. Chancellor Hardenberg introduced Jewish emancipation in Prussia. Marriages between Jews and Gentiles were allowed. With the exception of the officer corps, all professions were open. The little haggling Jew vanished, replaced by the ruthless, clever, calculating bank Jew striving toward world domination, by the refined, brutal merchant who did no work but destroyed the life work of others. The House of Rothschild is the best example. The Jewish exploiters were particularly dangers for German farmers, many of whom lost everything they had through Jewish trickery. [This is by error repeated from the previous section.] The economic life of the German people was badly shaken. International capitalism grew out of the Jewish business spirit. On the other side, the Jew presented himself as the friend and leader of the working masses. Karl Marx, the rabbi’s son from Trier, called for treason against one’s own people and proclaimed the slogan: “Workers of the world, unite!” Freemasonry is yet another Jewish tool to destroy peoples and their independence. The Jewish spirit infiltrated culture and the press, corrupting them with its poison. As doctors and attorneys, as so-called artists and scientists, as bankers and civil servants, the Jews threatened to become the gravediggers of the German people. New swarms of Jews came to Germany from the East, the real center of world Jewry. It reached its epitome of power during the System State between 1918 and 1933.
How would it all end _ _ _ ?
Lecture: Germany, awake!
The Führer battled the Jews from the beginning and proclaimed in Point 4 of his party program:
“Only he can be a citizen who is a people’s comrade. A people’s comrade can only be someone of German blood, regardless of religion. No Jew, therefore, can be a people’s comrade.”
That is a declaration of what to which the Jews respond in the nastiest and crudest ways.
They have the power of the state, after all, and believe themselves secure.
The Jew had to give way — — —
National Socialism is stronger. After years of struggle, he succeeds and Adolf Hitler becomes chancellor of the Reich on 30 January 1933. The total exclusion of Jewry from German national life begins.
The Communist Party is banned. Jews lose their influence over the working class. With the voluntary dissolution of other parties, the Social Democrats above all, they lose a further area of operation.
They soon get what they deserve in the economy and financial system. They disappear from the press. Theatre and film expel them.
The decisive step in overcoming Jewry comes only with the Party Rally of Freedom in September 1935: the Nuremberg Laws.
The Reich Citizenship Law distinguishes between nationality and citizenship. It states that no Jew can be a citizen.
A Jew is someone with three racially Jewish grandparents.
This law expelled Jews from the German people’s body and placed them under separate laws.
The second extraordinarily important law was the Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honor (Blood Protection Law).
This law prohibits:
Through these two laws, the German people force the foreign infiltrators into a corner.
Jewish hatred has no limits
Jewish hatred knows no limits. They began to agitate in the crudest ways against Germany from abroad — refraining not even from murder. Wilhelm Gustloff fell in Switzerland in 1936 at the hand of the Jew David Frankfurter, and two years later diplomat von Rath was murdered in Paris by the Jew Herschel Grünspann. The Reich could not tolerate that. Sharper measures against the Jews were implemented. They had to pay a fine of 2,000,000 RM [the actual figure was one billion RM]. Their businesses were closed. They had to wear the Jewish star and take on Jewish names. These and many other actions prepared for their final removal from German territory.
The Jew is and remains our greatest enemy
During these years there have always been German people’s comrades who believed they had to say a good word about the Jews. You may have heard someone or another talk about “decent Jews.”
Anyone who does that proves that he has not made the slightest effort to understand the true nature of the Jew. He is nothing but a dangerous parasite from which we Germans had to free ourselves were we not to perish slowly but surely as a people.
The single feeling that must fill each German is not pity for the Jew, but rather thanks for the Führer who saved us from this fate.
The impact of the Jews in the world
We said at the beginning of this meeting that the Jews began this war, and now want to conclude with this question. Although the Jew is forever finished in Germany, he has infiltrated other states even more strongly.
He has fared best in the Soviet Union, England, and America. In England and America we find him as a big capitalist, as a war profiteer and armaments merchant. Jews stand behind Roosevelt and Churchill. They have incited these ‘blind statesmen” into war so that they could make money and become the real rulers of the world when it is over.
The Soviet Union is the other state that is truly ruled by Jews. Stalin, too, is only their tool. Of the 550 commissars in the Soviet Union in 1921, 30 were Russian, 24 Latvians, a few Hungarians and Poles, and — 447 Jews!
The Führer said:
“We see in Bolshevism Jewry’s attempt in the 20th century to gain world domination.”
The Komintern (Communist International) with its branches throughout the world was its instrument for gaining world domination. Although Stalin recently announced that the Komintern had been dissolved, we know that that is only a genuine Jewish lie, an attempt by the Jewish parasites throughout the world who conduct communist propaganda to conceal themselves. The Jew has made the Soviet Union, England, and America his allies.
The Jew who conducted his business unhindered in our land until 1933 is still today our real enemy.
The Führer’s conviction, however, is also ours:
“We will strike our external enemy just as we put an end to our internal foe. The end of this war will mean the destruction (Untergang) of the Jews.”
The National Socialist movement has freed the Reich of Jewish parasites — it will not hesitate to do the same with World Jewry.
“We in Germany are proud that Bolshevism and criminal Jewry has found their ultimate opponent in our Führer and in our movement, and we promise that these destructive forces will never return to Germany as long as we and our descendents live.” Alfred Rosenberg.
Song: “Castles Must Stand...” (Hans Baumann: “Der Helle Tag”)
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