The New York Times, Monday, August 7, 1933
Text of Untermyer’s Address
Following is the text of Samuel Untermyer’s address last night over Station WABC after his return from Europe:
What a joy and relief and sense of security to be once more on American soil! The nightmares of horrors through which I have passed in those two weeks in Europe, listening to the heartbreaking tales of refugee victims, beggar description.
I deeply appreciate your enthusiastic greeting on my arrival today, which I quite understand is addressed not to me personally but to the holy war in the cause of humanity in which we are embarked. Jews and non-Jews alike, for we are equally concerned that the work of centuries shall not be undone, and that civilization shall not be allowed to die.
It is a war that must be waged unremittingly until the black clouds of bigotry, race hatred and fanaticism that have descended upon what was once Germany, but is now medieval Hitlerland, have been dispersed. If we will but enlist to a man and persist in our purpose, the bright sun of civilization will again shine upon Germany, and the world will be a safer place in which to dwell.
As our ship sailed up the bay today past our proud Statue of Liberty, [a gift to the U.S. from the Grand Orient – Illuminati – Lodge of France] I breathed a prayer of gratitude and thanksgiving that this fair land of freedom has escaped the curse that has descended upon benighted Germany, which has thereby been converted from a nation of culture into a veritable hell of cruel and savage beasts.
The World’s Concern
We owe it not only to our persecuted brethren but to the entire world to now strike in self-defense a blow that will free humanity from a repetition of this incredible outrage. This time the Jews are the victims, next time it may be the Catholics or the Protestants. If we once admit, as is brazenly insisted by the German Government, that such fiendish persecution of the people of one race or creed is an internal domestic affair and not a world concern, how are we to know whose turn will be next?
Now or never must all the nations of the earth make common cause against the monstrous claim that the slaughter, starvation and annihilation, by a country that has reverted to barbarism, of its own innocent and defenseless citizens without rhyme, reason or excuse is an internal affair against which the rest of the world must stand idly by and not lift a hand in defense.
I have seen and talked with many of these terror-stricken refugees who have had the good fortune to escape over the border, though forced to leave their property behind them, and I want to say to you that nothing that has seeped through to you over the rigid censorship and lying propaganda that are at work to conceal and misrepresent the situation of the Jews in Germany begins to tell a fraction of the frightful story of fiendish torture, cruelty and persecution that are being inflicted day by day upon these men, women and children, of the terrors of worse than death in which they are living.
When the tale is told, as it will be some day if the impotent League of Nations ever sufficiently awakens from its Rip Van Winkle slumbers to the realization of its power and duty to prosecute an investigation into the facts, the world will confront a picture so fearful in its barbarous cruelty that the hell of war and the alleged Belgian atrocities will pale into insignificance as compared to this devilishly, deliberately, cold-bloodedly planned and already partially executed campaign for the extermination of a proud, gentle, loyal, law-abiding people — a people who love and have shed their blood for their Fatherland, and to whom Germany owes in large part its prosperity and its great scientists, educators, lawyers, physicians, poets, musicians, diplomats and philosophers, who are the backbone of its past cultural life.
Back to Dark Ages
But why dwell longer upon this revolting picture of the ravages wrought by these ingrates and beasts of prey, animated by the loathsome motives of race hatred, bigotry and envy. For the Jews are the aristocrats of the world. From time immemorial they have been persecuted and have seen their persecutors come and go. They alone have survived. And so will history repeat itself, but that furnishes no reason why we should permit this reversion of a once great nation to the Dark Ages or fail to rescue these 600,000 human souls from the tortures of hell as we can with the aid of our Christian friends, if we have the will to act.
Protests and pleas from all corners of the earth, from the leaders of all creeds, having proven as vain and unavailing as was the idealistic dream of our martyred President of making the world safe for democracy and of protecting minorities, what then are to be the lines of our defensive campaign against these atrocities, on which we are already actively embarked? Are we right in our plan? If so, what steps shall now be prosecuted to attain success?
Our campaign is twofold — defensive and constructive. On the defensive side will be the economic boycott against all German goods, shipping and services. On the constructive side will be an appeal to the League of Nations to construe and enforce the labor union provisions of the Versailles Treaty and the written promises made by Germany, while the treaty was under negotiation, to protect its minorities, which have been flagrantly violated by its disfranchisement and persecution of the German Jews.
What Boycott Means
As in the boycott, strange to say a mere handful in number, but powerful in influence, of our thoughtless but doubtless well-intentioned Jews seem obsessed and frightened at the bare mention of the word “boycott”. It signifies and conjures up to them images of force and illegality, such as have on occasions in the past characterized struggles between labor unions and their employers. As these timid souls are capitalists and employers, the word and all that it implies are hateful to their ears.
In point of fact, it signifies nothing of the kind. These gentlemen do not know what they are talking or thinking about. Instead of surrendering to their vague fears and half-baked ideas, our first duty is to educate them as to what is meant by a purely defensive economic boycott, and what we are doing and proposing.
Admittedly, the boycott is our only really effective weapon. These gentlemen who are taking counsel of their groundless fears to the exclusion of their reason have done nothing and have no program except to attempt to arouse world opinion, which is and has been from the outset on our side, as it was bound to be because of this brutal, senseless, unprovoked assault upon civilization.
It is not necessary to belittle or underrate that accomplishment, if their aimless, fruitless endeavors in that direction may be so dignified in recognition of their good intentions, barren of results as they have been.
It is sufficient that their efforts have proven unavailing and that the campaign of Schreckligheit not only goes on unabated in the face of unanimous world opinion; but that it is increasing in intensity and that the masses of the German people, misled by government propaganda and suppression of free speech and of the press, are either voluntarily, or through fear of punishment at the hands of their despotic rulers, supporting their government in this hellish campaign.
What then have these amiable gentlemen accomplished and what do they hope or expect to accomplish in the way of stemming this conflagration of civilization by their “feather-duster” methods? You cannot put out a fire, and especially that kind of a fire, by just looking on until the mad flames, fanned by the wind of hate, have destroyed everything.
What we are proposing and have already gone far toward doing, is to prosecute a purely defensive economic boycott that will undermine the Hitler regime and bring the German people to their senses by destroying their export trade on which their very existence depends.
“Force Them to Learn”
They have flaunted and persisted in flaunting and defying world opinion.
We propose to and are organizing world opinion to express itself in the only way Germany can be made to understand. Hitler and his mob will not permit their people to know how they are regarded by the outside world. We shall force them to learn in the only way open to us.
Revolting as it is, it would be an interesting study in psychology to analyze the motives, other than fear and cowardice, that have prompted Jewish bankers to lend money to Germany as they are now doing. It is in part their money that is being used by the Hitler regime in its reckless, wicked campaign of propaganda to make the world anti-Semitic; with that money they have invaded Great Britain, the United States and other countries where they have established newspapers, subsidized agents and otherwise are spending untold millions in spreading their infamous creed.
The suggestion that they use that money toward paying the honest debts they have repudiated is answered only by contemptuous sneers and silence. Meantime the infamous campaign goes on unabated with ever increasing intensity to the everlasting disgrace of the Jewish bankers who are helping to finance it and of the weaklings who are doing nothing effective to check it.
The Hitler regime originated are fiendishly prosecuting their boycott to exterminate the Jews by placarding Jewish shops, warning Germans against dealing with them, by imprisoning Jewish shopkeepers and parading them through the streets by the hundreds under guard of Nazi troops for the sole crime of being Jews, by ejecting them from the learned professions in which many of them had attained eminence, by excluding their children from the schools, their men from the labor unions, closing against them every avenue of livelihood, locking them in vile concentration camps, starving and torturing them, murdering and beating them without cause and resorting to every other conceivable form of torture, inhuman beyond conception, until suicide has become their only means of escape, and all solely because they are or their remote ancestors were Jews, and all with the avowed object of exterminating them.
Appeal to Mankind
As against this, the foulest boycott in the annals of time, we are appealing to all mankind to enforce a counter-boycott. That appeal is meeting with the conviction that idealism and justice are still alive.
There is nothing new in the use of the economic boycott as an instrument of justice. The covenant of the League of Nations expressly provides in these identical words for its use to bring recalcitrant nations to terms. President Roosevelt, whose wise statesmanship and vision are the wonder of the civilized world, is invoking it in furtherance of his noble conception for the readjustment of the relations between capital and labor under the terms of the sweeping Industrial Recovery Act, to the end that labor shall receive a more just share of the wealth it creates. He is about to enlist the consumers of the country in a national campaign in which they pledge themselves to boycott all manufacturers, jobbers and retailers who fail to subscribe to the codes and to buy only from those who have assented and who are thereby privileged to fly the blue eagle of NRA [National Recovery Act]. What more exalted precedent do our timid friends want?
With this explanation of our aims, I appeal to the American Jewish Committee, whose public spirit and good intentions I do not for a moment question, but the wisdom of whose judgment I challenge, no longer to hold aloof but to rid themselves of their timid and ill-considered prejudices and join in actively pressing this boycott as our only weapon except the appeal to the League, which I shall discuss at a later time.
I purposely refrain from including the American Jewish Congress in this appeal because I am satisfied that 95 per cent of their members are already with us and that they are being misrepresented by two or three men now abroad. Of them I ask that, prior to the meeting to be held this month in Prague by their executive committee, they instruct these false leaders in no uncertain terms as to the stand they must take on this all-important subject and demand that they shall either openly represent their views or resign their offices. One of them, generally recognized as the kingpin of mischief makers, is junketing around the Continent engaged in his favorite pastime of spreading discord, asserting at one time and place that he favors and supports the boycott and at another that he is opposed or indifferent to it, all dependent on the audience he is addressing; but always directly or indirectly delivering a stab in the dark.
Progress So Far Made
There is not time now, but I hope and expect in the near future to be able to report to you the steps that have been taken and that are already under way, and the surprising and gratifying progress already made in many countries toward the success of the economic boycott in which we are engaged. Although considerable progress in that direction has already been made in Great Britain and in the United States, you will be surprised to learn that they are the least advanced and as yet the most inadequately organized of all the countries that were represented at the Amsterdam World Economic Conference, where the boycott was unanimously and enthusiastically approved by formal resolution by a rising vote.
With us in America the delay has been due in part to lack of funds and the vast territory to be covered, but it is hoped, and expected, that this condition will soon be corrected. The object-lesson we are determined to teach is so priceless to all humanity that we dare not fall.
Each of you, Jew and Gentile alike, who has not already enlisted in this sacred war should do so now and here. It is not sufficient that you buy no goods made in Germany. You must refuse to deal with any merchant or shopkeeper who sells any German-made goods or who patronizes German ships or shipping.
To our shame be it said that there are a few Jews among us, but fortunately only a few, so wanting in dignity and self-respect that they are willing to travel on German ships where they are despised and meet with the just contempt of the servants who wait upon them and of their fellow passengers. Their names should be heralded far and wide. They are traitors to their race.
In conclusion, permit me again to thank you for this heartening reception and to assure you that, with your support and that of our millions of non-Jewish friends, we will drive the last nail in the coffin of bigotry and fanaticism that has dared raise its ugly head to slander, belie and disgrace twentieth century civilization.
[end of New York Times article]
This is an excellent article that exposes not only the real causes and Jewish provocation for a war with Germany, but also how Hitler actually favored Zionism, something that not too many Jews will ever admit. The sentiment towards Jews in Europe has never been good, their immorality, usury and bad habits were not well received in any European countries, they were expelled from 109 European cities since 250 AD.
They brought the world into WW2 just like they did during WW1, with lies and fals propaganda, that is what they are good at. They already owned the media and counted with Freemasons in leading positions, so they backstabbed Hitler who was trying to eradicate communism from Europe and the world. Like General Patton quoted: “We defeated the wrong enemy”. Indeed they did, today we see the results.
“The Economic Boycott of 1933. M. Raphael Johnson, Ph.D.,” Source: wintersonnenwende.com
on Nazi Germany The Economic Boycott of 1933Article from The Barnes Review, Jan./Feb. 2001, pp. 41-45.
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By M. Raphael Johnson, Ph.D., assistant editor of TBR;
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This digitized version © 2002 by The Scriptorium.
Long before the Hitler government began restricting the rights of the German Jews, the leaders of the worldwide Jewish community formally declared war on the “New Germany” at a time when the U.S. government and even the Jewish leaders in Germany were urging caution in dealing with the new Hitler regime.
The war by the international Jewish leadership on Germany not only sparked definite reprisals by the German government but also set the stage for a little-known economic and political alliance between the Hitler government and the leaders of the Zionist movement who hoped that the tension between the Germans and the Jews would lead to massive emigration to Palestine. In short, the result was a tactical alliance between the Nazis and the founders of the modern-day state of Israel – a fact that many today would prefer be forgotten.
To this day, it is generally (although incorrectly) believed that when Adolf Hitler was appointed German chancellor in January of 1933, the German government began policies to suppress the Jews of Germany, including rounding up of Jews and putting them in concentration camps and launching campaigns of terror and violence against the domestic Jewish population.
While there were sporadic eruptions of violence against Jews in Germany after Hitler came to power, this was not officially sanctioned or encouraged. And the truth is that anti-Jewish sentiments in Germany (or elsewhere in Europe) were actually nothing new. As all Jewish historians attest with much fervor, anti-Semitic uprisings of various degrees had been ever-present in European history.
In any case, in early 1933, Hitler was not the undisputed leader of Germany, nor did he have full command of the armed forces. Hitler was a major figure in a coalition government, but he was far from being the government himself. That was the result of a process of consolidation which evolved later.
Even Germany’s Jewish Central Association, known as the Verein, contested the suggestion (made by some Jewish leaders outside Germany) that the new government was deliberately provoking anti-Jewish uprisings.
THE VEREIN ISSUED A STATEMENT THAT “THE RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES [I.E. THE HITLER REGIME] ARE UNAWARE OF THE THREATENING SITUATION,” SAYING, “WE DO NOT BELIEVE OUR GERMAN FELLOW CITIZENS WILL LET THEMSELVES BE CARRIED AWAY INTO COMMITTING EXCESSES AGAINST THE JEWS.”
Despite this, Jewish leaders in the United States and Britain determined on their own that it was necessary to launch a war against the Hitler government.
On March 12, 1933 the American Jewish Congress announced a massive protest at Madison Square Gardens for March 27. At that time the commander in chief of the Jewish War Veterans called for an American boycott of German goods. In the meantime, on March 23, 20,000 Jews protested at New York’s City Hall as rallies were staged outside the North German Lloyd and Hamburg-American shipping lines and boycotts were mounted against German goods throughout shops and businesses in New York City.
According to The Daily Express of London of March 24, 1933, the Jews had already launched their boycott against Germany and her elected government. The headline read “Judea Declares War on Germany – Jews of All the World Unite – Boycott of German Goods – Mass Demonstrations.” The article described a forthcoming “holy war” and went on to implore Jews everywhere to boycott German goods and engage in mass demonstrations against German economic interests. According to the Express:
THE WHOLE OF ISRAEL THROUGHOUT THE WORLD IS UNITING TO DECLARE AN ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL WAR ON GERMANY. THE APPEARANCE OF THE SWASTIKA AS THE SYMBOL OF THE NEW GERMANY HAS REVIVED THE OLD WAR SYMBOL OF JUDAS TO NEW LIFE. FOURTEEN MILLION JEWS SCATTERED OVER THE ENTIRE WORLD ARE TIGHT TO EACH OTHER AS IF ONE MAN, IN ORDER TO DECLARE WAR AGAINST THE GERMAN PERSECUTORS OF THEIR FELLOW BELIEVERS.
THE JEWISH WHOLESALER WILL QUIT HIS HOUSE, THE BANKER HIS STOCK EXCHANGE, THE MERCHANT HIS BUSINESS, AND THE BEGGAR HIS HUMBLE HUT, IN ORDER TO JOIN THE HOLY WAR AGAINST HITLER’S PEOPLE.
THE EXPRESS SAID THAT GERMANY WAS “NOW CONFRONTED WITH AN INTERNATIONAL BOYCOTT OF ITS TRADE, ITS FINANCES, AND ITS INDUSTRY…. IN LONDON, NEW YORK, PARIS AND WARSAW, JEWISH BUSINESSMEN ARE UNITED TO GO ON AN ECONOMIC CRUSADE.”
THE ARTICLE SAID “WORLDWIDE PREPARATIONS ARE BEING MADE TO ORGANIZE PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS,” AND REPORTED THAT “THE OLD AND REUNITED NATION OF ISRAEL GETS IN FORMATION WITH NEW AND MODERN WEAPONS TO FIGHT OUT ITS AGE OLD BATTLE AGAINST ITS PERSECUTORS.”
This truly could be described as “the first shot fired in the Second World War.”
In a similar vein, the Jewish newspaper Natscha Retsch wrote:
THE WAR AGAINST GERMANY WILL BE WAGED BY ALL JEWISH COMMUNITIES, CONFERENCES, CONGRESSES… BY EVERY INDIVIDUAL JEW. THEREBY THE WAR AGAINST GERMANY WILL IDEOLOGICALLY ENLIVEN AND PROMOTE OUR INTERESTS, WHICH REQUIRE THAT GERMANY BE WHOLLY DESTROYED.
THE DANGER FOR US JEWS LIES IN THE WHOLE GERMAN PEOPLE, IN GERMANY AS A WHOLE AS WELL AS INDIVIDUALLY. IT MUST BE RENDERED HARMLESS FOR ALL TIME…. IN THIS WAR WE JEWS HAVE TO PARTICIPATE, AND THIS WITH ALL THE STRENGTH AND MIGHT WE HAVE AT OUR DISPOSAL.
However, note well that the Zionist Association of Germany put out a telegram on the 26th of March rejecting many of the allegations made against the National Socialists as “propaganda,” “mendacious” and “sensational.”
In fact, the Zionist faction had every reason to ensure the permanence of National Socialist ideology in Germany. Klaus Polkehn, writing in the Journal of Palestine Studies (“The Secret Contacts: Zionism and Nazi Germany, 1933-1941”; JPS v. 3/4, spring/summer 1976), claims that the moderate attitude of the Zionists was due to their vested interest in seeing the financial victory of National Socialism to force immigration to Palestine. This little-known factor would ultimately come to play a pivotal part in the relationship between Nazi Germany and the Jews.
In the meantime, though, German Foreign Minister Konstantin von Neurath complained of the “vilification campaign” and said:
AS CONCERNS JEWS, I CAN ONLY SAY THAT THEIR PROPAGANDISTS ABROAD ARE RENDERING THEIR CO-RELIGIONISTS IN GERMANY NO SERVICE BY GIVING THE GERMAN PUBLIC, THROUGH THEIR DISTORTED AND UNTRUTHFUL NEWS ABOUT PERSECUTION AND TORTURE OF JEWS, THE IMPRESSION THAT THEY ACTUALLY HALT AT NOTHING, NOT EVEN AT LIES AND CALUMNY, TO FIGHT THE PRESENT GERMAN GOVERNMENT.
The fledgling Hitler government itself was clearly trying to contain the growing tension – both within Germany and without. In the United States, even U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull wired Rabbi Stephen Wise of the American Jewish Congress and urged caution:
WHEREAS THERE WAS FOR A SHORT TIME CONSIDERABLE PHYSICAL MISTREATMENT OF JEWS, THIS PHASE MAY BE CONSIDERED VIRTUALLY TERMINATED…. A STABILIZATION APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN REACHED IN THE FIELD OF PERSONAL MISTREATMENT…. I FEEL HOPEFUL THAT THE SITUATION WHICH HAS CAUSED SUCH WIDESPREAD CONCERN THROUGHOUT THIS COUNTRY WILL SOON REVERT TO NORMAL.
This New York Daily News front page headline hailed the massive anti-German protest rally held in Madison Square Garden on March 27, 1933. Despite efforts by the German government to alleviate tensions and prevent the escalation of name-calling and threats by the international Jewish leadership, the rally was held as scheduled. Similar rallies and protest marches were also being held in other cities during the same time frame. The intensity of the Jewish campaign against Germany was such that the Hitler government vowed that if the campaign did not stop, there would be a one-day boycott in Germany of Jewish-owned stores. Despite this, the hate campaign continued, forcing Germany to take defensive measures that created a situation wherein the Jews of Germany became increasingly marginalized. The truth about the Jewish war on Germany has been suppressed by most histories of the period.
Despite all this, the leaders of the Jewish community refused to relent. On March 27 there were simultaneous protest rallies at Madison Square Garden, in Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Cleveland and 70 other locations. The New York rally was broadcast worldwide. The bottom line is that “the New Germany” was declared to be an enemy of Jewish interests and thus needed to be economically strangled. This was before Hitler decided to boycott Jewish goods.It was in direct response to this that the German government announced a one-day boycott of Jewish businesses in Germany on April 1. German Propaganda Minister Dr. Joseph Goebbels announced that if, after the one-day boycott, there were no further attacks on Germany, the boycott would be stopped. Hitler himself responded to the Jewish boycott and the threats in a speech on March 28 – four days after the original Jewish declaration of war – saying:
NOW THAT THE DOMESTIC ENEMIES OF THE NATION HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED BY THE VOLK ITSELF, WHAT WE HAVE LONG BEEN WAITING FOR WILL NOT COME TO PASS.
THE COMMUNIST AND MARXIST CRIMINALS AND THEIR JEWISH-INTELLECTUAL INSTIGATORS, WHO, HAVING MADE OFF WITH THEIR CAPITAL STOCKS ACROSS THE BORDER IN THE NICK OF TIME, ARE NOW UNFOLDING AN UNSCRUPULOUS, TREASONOUS CAMPAIGN OF AGITATION AGAINST THE GERMAN VOLK AS A WHOLE FROM THERE….
LIES AND SLANDER OF POSITIVELY HAIR-RAISING PERVERSITY ARE BEING LAUNCHED ABOUT GERMANY.HORROR STORIES OF DISMEMBERED JEWISH CORPSES, GOUGED OUT EYES AND HACKED OFF HANDS ARE CIRCULATING FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEFAMING THE GERMAN VOLK IN THE WORLD FOR THE SECOND TIME, JUST AS THEY HAD SUCCEEDED IN DOING ONCE BEFORE IN 1914.
Thus, the fact – one conveniently left out of nearly all history on the subject – is that Hitler’s March 28, 1933 boycott order was in direct response to the declaration of war on Germany by the worldwide Jewish leadership just four days earlier. Today, Hitler’s boycott order is described as a naked act of aggression, yet the full circumstances leading up to his order are seldom described in even the most ponderous and detailed histories of “the Holocaust”.
Not even Saul Friedlander in his otherwise comprehensive overview of German policy, Nazi Germany and the Jews, mentions the fact that the Jewish declaration of war and boycott preceded Hitler’s speech of March 28, 1933. Discerning readers would be wise to ask why Friedlander felt this item of history so irrelevant.
The simple fact is that it was organized Jewry as a political entity – and not even the German Jewish community per se – that actually initiated the first shot in the war with Germany.
Germany’s response was a defensive – not an offensive – measure. Were that fact widely known today, it would cast new light on the subsequent events that ultimately led to the world-wide conflagration that followed.To understand Hitler’s reaction to the Jewish declaration of war, it is vital to understand the critical state of the German economy at the time. In 1933, the German economy was in a shambles. Some 3 million Germans were on public assistance with a total of 6 million unemployed. Hyper-inflation had destroyed the economic vitality of the German nation. Furthermore, the anti-German propaganda pouring out of the global press strengthened the resolve of Germany’s enemies, especially the Poles and their hawkish military high command.
The Jewish leaders were not bluffing. The boycott was an act of war not solely in metaphor: it was a means, well crafted, to destroy Germany as a political, social and economic entity.The long-term purpose of the Jewish boycott against Germany was to bankrupt her with respect to the reparation payments imposed on Germany after World War I and to keep Germany demilitarized and vulnerable.
The boycott, in fact, was quite crippling to Germany. Jewish scholars such as Edwin Black have reported that, in response to the boycott, German exports were cut by 10 percent, and that many were demanding seizing German assets in foreign countries (Edwin Black, The Transfer Agreement – The Untold Story of the Secret Pact between the Third Reich and Jewish Palestine,New York, 1984).
The attacks on Germany did not cease. The worldwide Jewish leadership became ever the more belligerent and worked itself into a frenzy. An International Jewish Boycott Conference was held in Amsterdam to coordinate the ongoing boycott campaign. It was held under the auspices of the self-styled World Jewish Economic Federation, of which famous New York City attorney and longtime political power broker, Samuel Untermyer, was elected president.
Upon returning to the United States in the wake of the conference, Untermyer delivered a speech over WABC Radio (New York), a transcript of which was printed in The New York Times on August 7, 1933.
Untermyer’s inflammatory oratory called for a “sacred war” against Germany, making the flat-out allegation that Germany was engaged in a plan to “exterminate the Jews.” He said (in part):
…GERMANY [HAS] BEEN CONVERTED FROM A NATION OF CULTURE INTO A VERITABLE HELL OF CRUEL AND SAVAGE BEASTS.
WE OWE IT NOT ONLY TO OUR PERSECUTED BRETHREN BUT TO THE ENTIRE WORLD TO NOW STRIKE IN SELF-DEFENSE A BLOW THAT WILL FREE HUMANITY FROM A REPETITION OF THIS INCREDIBLE OUTRAGE….
NOW OR NEVER MUST ALL THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH MAKE COMMON CAUSE AGAINST THE… SLAUGHTER, STARVATION AND ANNIHILATION… FIENDISH TORTURE, CRUELTY AND PERSECUTION THAT ARE BEING INFLICTED DAY BY DAY UPON THESE MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN….
WHEN THE TALE IS TOLD… THE WORLD WILL CONFRONT A PICTURE SO FEARFUL IN ITS BARBAROUS CRUELTY THAT THE HELL OF WAR AND THE ALLEGED BELGIAN ATROCITIES PALE INTO INSIGNIFICANCE AS COMPARED TO THIS DEVILISHLY, DELIBERATELY, COLD-BLOODEDLY PLANNED AND ALREADY PARTIALLY EXECUTED CAMPAIGN FOR THE EXTERMINATION OF A PROUD, GENTLE, LOYAL, LAW-ABIDING PEOPLE…
THE JEWS ARE THE ARISTOCRATS OF THE WORLD. FROM TIME IMMEMORIAL THEY HAVE BEEN PERSECUTED AND HAVE SEEN THEIR PERSECUTORS COME AND GO. THEY ALONE HAVE SURVIVED. AND SO WILL HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF, BUT THAT FURNISHES NO REASON WHY WE SHOULD PERMIT THIS REVERSION OF A ONCE GREAT NATION TO THE DARK AGES OR FAIL TO RESCUE THESE 600,000 HUMAN SOULS FROM THE TORTURES OF HELL….
…WHAT WE ARE PROPOSING AND HAVE ALREADY GONE FAR TOWARD DOING, IS TO PROSECUTE A PURELY DEFENSIVE ECONOMIC BOYCOTT THAT WILL UNDERMINE THE HITLER REGIME AND BRING THE GERMAN PEOPLE TO THEIR SENSES BY DESTROYING THEIR EXPORT TRADE ON WHICH THEIR VERY EXISTENCE DEPENDS.
…WE PROPOSE TO AND ARE ORGANIZING WORLD OPINION TO EXPRESS ITSELF IN THE ONLY WAY GERMANY CAN BE MADE TO UNDERSTAND….
Untermyer then proceeded to provide his listeners with a wholly fraudulent history of the circumstances of the German boycott and how it originated. He also proclaimed that the Germans were bent on a plan to “exterminate the Jews”:
THE HITLER REGIME ORIGINATED AND ARE FIENDISHLY PROSECUTING THEIR BOYCOTT TO EXTERMINATE THE JEWS BY PLACARDING JEWISH SHOPS, WARNING GERMANS AGAINST DEALING WITH THEM, BY IMPRISONING JEWISH SHOPKEEPERS AND PARADING THEM THROUGH THE STREETS BY THE HUNDREDS UNDER GUARD OF NAZI TROOPS FOR THE SOLE CRIME OF BEING JEWS, BY EJECTING THEM FROM THE LEARNED PROFESSIONS IN WHICH MANY OF THEM HAD ATTAINED EMINENCE, BY EXCLUDING THEIR CHILDREN FROM THE SCHOOLS, THEIR MEN FROM THE LABOR UNIONS, CLOSING AGAINST THEM EVERY AVENUE OF LIVELIHOOD, LOCKING THEM IN VILE CONCENTRATION CAMPS AND STARVING AND TORTURING THEM WITHOUT CAUSE AND RESORTING TO EVERY OTHER CONCEIVABLE FORM OF TORTURE, INHUMAN BEYOND CONCEPTION, UNTIL SUICIDE HAS BECOME THEIR ONLY MEANS OF ESCAPE, AND ALL SOLELY BECAUSE THEY ARE OR THEIR REMOTE ANCESTORS WERE JEWS, AND ALL WITH THE AVOWED OBJECT OF EXTERMINATING THEM.
Untermyer concluded his largely fantastic and hysterical address by declaring that with the support of “Christian friends… we will drive the last nail in the coffin of bigotry and fanaticism….”
The Biggest Secret of WWII?
Why did the Germans begin rounding up the Jews and interning them in the concentration camps to begin with? Contrary to popular myth, the Jews remained “free” inside Germany – albeit subject to laws which did restrict certain of their privileges – prior to the outbreak of World War II.
That his allegations against Germany were made long before even Jewish historians today claim there were any gas chambers or even a plan to “exterminate” the Jews, displays the nature of the propaganda campaign confronting Germany. However, during this same period there were some unusual developments at work: The spring of 1933 also witnessed the beginning of a period of private cooperation between the German government and the Zionist movement in Germany and Palestine (and actually worldwide) to increase the flow of German-Jewish immigrants and capital to Palestine.
The modern-day supporters of Zionist Israel and many historians have succeeded in keeping this Nazi-Zionist pact a secret to the general public for decades and while most Americans have no concept of the possibility that there could have been outright collaboration between the Nazi leadership and the founders of what became the state of Israel, the truth has begun to emerge.
Dissident Jewish writer Lenni Brennar’s Zionism In the Age of the Dictators, published by a small press and not given the publicity it deserves by the so-called “mainstream” media (which is otherwise obsessed with the Holocaust era), was perhaps the first major endeavor in this realm.
In response to Brennar and others, the Zionist reaction has usually consisted of declarations that their collaboration with Nazi Germany was undertaken solely to save the lives of Jews. But the collaboration was all the more remarkable because it took place at a time when many Jews and Jewish organizations demanded a boycott of Germany.
To the Zionist leaders, Hitler’s assumption of power held out the possibility of a flow of immigrants to Palestine. Previously, the majority of German Jews, who identified themselves as Germans, had little sympathy with the Zionist cause of promoting the ingathering of world Jewry to Palestine. But the Zionists saw that only the anti-Semitic Hitler was likely to push the anti-Zionist German Jews into the arms of Zionism.
For all the modern-day wailing by worldwide supporters of Israel (not to mention the Israelis themselves) about “the Holocaust”, they neglect to mention that making the situation in Germany as uncomfortable for the Jews as possible – in cooperation with German National Socialism – was part of the plan.
|Note to readers of this article who can also read German: a booklet discussing the emigration of Jews from Third Reich Germany, and the Transfer Agreement that facilitated their emigration, may be found here!|
This was the genesis of the so-called Transfer Agreement, the agreement between Zionist Jews and the National Socialist government to transfer German Jewry to Palestine.According to Jewish historian Walter Laqueur and many others, German Jews were far from convinced that immigration to Palestine was the answer. Furthermore, although the majority of German Jews refused to consider the Zionists as their political leaders, it is clear that Hitler protected and cooperated with the Zionists for the purposes of implementing the final solution: the mass transfer of Jews to the Middle East.
Edwin Black, in his massive tome The Transfer Agreement (Macmillan, 1984), stated that although most Jews did not want to flee to Palestine at all, due to the Zionist movement’s influence within Nazi Germany a Jew’s best chance of getting out of Germany was by emigrating to Palestine. In other words, the Transfer Agreement itself mandated that Jewish capital could only to go Palestine.
Thus, according to the Zionists, a Jew could leave Germany only if he went to the Levant.
The primary difficulty with the Transfer Agreement (or even the idea of such an agreement) was that the English [!!!; Scriptorium] were demanding, as a condition of immigration, that each immigrant pay 1,000 pounds sterling upon arrival in Haifa or elsewhere. The difficulty was that such hard currency was nearly impossible to come by in a cash-strapped and radically inflationary Germany. This was the main idea behind the final Transfer Agreement. Laqueur writes:
A LARGE GERMAN BANK WOULD FREEZE FUNDS PAID IN BY IMMIGRANTS IN BLOCKED ACCOUNTS FOR GERMAN EXPORTERS, WHILE A BANK IN PALESTINE WOULD CONTROL THE SALE OF GERMAN GOODS TO PALESTINE, THEREBY PROVIDING THE IMMIGRANTS WITH THE NECESSARY FOREIGN CURRENCY ON THE SPOT. SAM COHEN, CO-OWNER OF HANOAIAH LTD. AND INITIATOR OF THE TRANSFER ENDEAVORS, WAS HOWEVER SUBJECTED TO LONG-LASTING OBJECTIONS FROM HIS OWN PEOPLE AND FINALLY HAD TO CONCEDE THAT SUCH A TRANSFER AGREEMENT COULD ONLY BE CONCLUDED ON A MUCH HIGHER LEVEL WITH A BANK OF ITS OWN RATHER THAN THAT OF A PRIVATE COMPANY. THE RENOWNED ANGLO-PALESTINE BANK IN LONDON WOULD BE INCLUDED IN THIS TRANSFER DEAL AND CREATE A TRUST COMPANY FOR [THIS] PURPOSE.
Of course, this is of major historical importance in dealing with the relationship between Zionism and National Socialism in Germany in the 1930s. The relationship was not one merely of mutual interest and political favoritism on the part of Hitler, but a close financial relationship with German banking families and financial institutions as well. Black writes:
IT WAS ONE THING FOR THE ZIONISTS TO SUBVERT THE ANTI-NAZI BOYCOTT. ZIONISM NEEDED TO TRANSFER OUT THE CAPITAL OF GERMAN JEWS, AND MERCHANDISE WAS THE ONLY AVAILABLE MEDIUM. BUT SOON ZIONIST LEADERS UNDERSTOOD THAT THE SUCCESS OF THE FUTURE JEWISH PALESTINIAN ECONOMY WOULD BE INEXTRICABLY BOUND UP WITH THE SURVIVAL OF THE NAZI ECONOMY. SO THE ZIONIST LEADERSHIP WAS COMPELLED TO GO FURTHER. THE GERMAN ECONOMY WOULD HAVE TO BE SAFEGUARDED, STABILIZED, AND IF NECESSARY REINFORCED. HENCE, THE NAZI PARTY AND THE ZIONIST ORGANIZERS SHARED A COMMON STAKE IN THE RECOVERY OF GERMANY.
Thus one sees a radical fissure in world Jewry around 1933 and beyond. There were, first, the non-Zionist Jews (specifically the World Jewish Congress founded in 1933), who, on the one hand, demanded the boycott and eventual destruction of Germany. Black notes that many of these people were not just in New York and Amsterdam, but a major source for this also came from Palestine proper.
On the other hand, one can see the judicious use of such feelings by the Zionists for the sake of eventual resettlement in Palestine. In other words, it can be said (and Black does hint at this) that Zionism believed that, since Jews would be moving to the Levant, capital flight would be necessary for any new economy to function.
The result was the understanding that Zionism would have to ally itself with National Socialism so that the German government would not impede the flow of Jewish capital out of the country.
It served the Zionist interests at the time that Jews be loud in their denunciations of German practices against the Jews to scare them into the Levant, but, on the other hand, Laqueur states that “The Zionists became motivated not to jeopardize the German economy or currency.” In other words, the Zionist leadership of the Jewish Diaspora was one of subterfuge and underhandedness, with only the advent of German hostility towards Jewry convincing the world’s Jews that immigration was the only escape.
The fact is that the ultimate establishment of the state of Israel was based on fraud. The Zionists did not represent anything more than a small minority of German Jews in 1933.
On the one hand, the Zionist fathers of Israel wanted loud denunciations of Germany’s “cruelties” to the world’s Jews while at the same time demanding moderation so that the National Socialist government would remain stable, financially and politically. Thus Zionism boycotted the boycott.
For all intents and purposes, the National Socialist government was the best thing to happen to Zionism in its history, for it “proved” to many Jews that Europeans were irredeemably anti-Jewish and that Palestine was the only answer: Zionism came to represent the overwhelming majority of Jews solely by trickery and cooperation with Adolf Hitler.
For the Zionists, both the denunciations of German policies towards Jews (to keep Jews frightened), plus the reinvigoration of the German economy (for the sake of final resettlement) was imperative for the Zionist movement. Ironically, today the Zionist leaders of Israel complain bitterly about the horrific and inhuman regime of the National Socialists. So the fraud continues.
The Economic Boycott of 1933