German-Jews Denounce Atrocity Propaganda and Defend the Honour of Germany – 1933

Our Struggle for Germany Against the Atrocity Propaganda from Abroad

English Translation of German-Jewish Magazine - 1933

Condemning International Atrocity Propaganda and commending the swift efforts of both the Reich-Chancellor and German Government to calm hostilities toward German-Jews as a result.

“The columns of a certain foreign press is filled with reports of alleged atrocities of the German national survey also against German Jews. The German National Socialist press reported the news, pointing to excerpts with the evidence, that all these sick, disparaging, insulting and anti-German publications, saying these were the works of Jewish origin. In dramatic fashion, reacting to the horrific reports of the foreign media,  the German press followed suit with increasingly threatening protests, in a dangerous interaction.

With the worsening tensions culminating in the highest of drama, knots were tied in Germany’s foreign policy, as well as,  for German Jewry. An open and honest word, spoken by the leaders of foreign Governments beyond our borders, might have dispelled the whole nightmare quickly and changed world opinion about Germany, and would thereby, have eased the tensions, and mitigated or lifted the pressure brought to bear upon the German Jews.

Efforts of huge proportions have put German Jews in this situation. We became only slowly aware, as a result of insufficient information, the extent to which the atrocity reports had made an impression on public opinion around the world: we Jews are unfortunately used to that,  as the Anti-Jewish press misrepresents many facts, presenting Judaism in a poor light; but that serious Jewish figures and organizations of foreign countries believed in these atrocities, and therefore, proceeded to actions against Germany, as was evident in the major newspapers. The Central Association, recognized that German Judaism, once again, as so often before, and which is closely connected with the German national issues, had to take this matter in its own hand.

Therefore, the Central Association on 24 March, provided the German and the world press, the following declaration:

“The Central Association of German Citizens of the Jewish Faith, which is the largest organization of the 565,000 German Jews on patriotic German soil, makes the following statement regarding the events of the last days:

Following press reports in German papers, which were then disseminated by various foreign newspapers, which claimed that mutilated Jewish corpses were found at the entrance to the Jewish cemetery Berlin-Weißensee, and that Jewish girls in public places had been forcibly rounded up, and that hundreds of German Jews had arrived in Geneva, including many children, nine tenths of which were severely abused. All such claims are completely fictitious. The Central Association emphatically states that for such irresponsible distortions, which we strongly condemn, German Judaism cannot be held responsible.

For weeks now, the German people finds itself in a political reversal of epic proportions. This has resulted in instances of political acts of revenge and has also led to violence against Jews. The Government of the Reich, as the state governments, have striven successfully, and as quickly as possible, to restore calm and order. The command of the Reichs-Chancellor, to refrain from individual actions, has been effective.

We have been met with certain obvious anti-Semitic objectives in the various economic and living areas in recent times, which give us serious concern. The Central Association still regards this struggle as a German domestic matter. We are, however, convinced that the equality of the German Jews, who have also earned this, both in wartime and peace, by the shedding of their blood and with their deeds domestically, will not again be lifted, and that they are, as before, inextricably connected with the German Fatherland, and that they, along with all other Germans of good will, will be able to work together, as in the past, for the advancement of the Fatherland.”

Hours later this statement was printed in hundreds of German and foreign newspapers, especially in England and America. Thus, the first dam was erected against the flood of atrocity stories, in defense of the honour of Germany. The foreign-interested parties of the atrocity propaganda were thereby put on notice that there was serious opposition to their Anti-German campaign, and so, for a short time, they intensified their campaign against Germany. A concentrated action of the German Jewry undertook these efforts. A compilation of the declarations, which we provide elsewhere in this paper, provide an overview. But a number of direct measures undertaken by the Central Association in partnership with other Jewish organizations in England and America were far more effective than these declarations. Personalities with non-partisan insights, within English and American Judaism and their leaders in the field of communications of these countries received information directly from the Central Association.

First and foremost, the Central Association directed its efforts at the planned mass meetings in New York on 27 March, to effect a repeal. But because the time was short, this effort was unsuccessful, and so an attempt was made to curb the hateful tendency of the speeches and speakers towards Germany.[*] Thus, most of them were people of various religions, parties and ideologies providing only expressions of a feeling of community, to discuss how people of the most diverse religions, parties and world views, throughout history and in all nations together, have at times have failed to respect or have prohibited those of other faiths, from the free expression of their faith, beliefs and views.
([*] Sabotaged by President of the World Jewish Congress, Rabbi Stephan Wise/Weizs)

It must be described as very fortunate that Ernst Wallach, one of the Deputy of Chairmen of the Central Association was in New York City for a few days. He, who was best known in the official German circles of America, campaigned with the highest energy against the atrocity propaganda. In closest consultation with the German officials, he undertook of his own accord, a series of steps, including by cable telegrams and overseas phone calls, bringing about a stark reduction of public opinion pressure regarding the [alleged] dangers for German Judaism. Interviews, he gave to the big American newspapers in New York, were reprinted in numerous German papers and on Monday (27th) formed, so to speak, the first bright spot in an otherwise very gloomy atmosphere. And with a sigh of relief and great satisfaction, the German public learned of the success of the actions of the Central Association and its friends in this urgent situation, in both the press reports and radio broadcasts on Tuesday. Even now, Ernst Wallach continues his efforts to detoxify the American public, regarding its thinking, with respect to Germany.

At the same time, another Deputy Chairman of the Central Association, Dr. Ludwig Tietz worked with the approval of the competent German authorities in England. It is exciting to observe now, how the English press, in light of truthful information from day to day, behaves more civilly towards Germany. But the limits of other possible efforts for German Judaism and all of the Fighters for Truth within Germany and abroad, lie there where the atrocity propaganda, born out of the alleged Jewish experience, is only a backdrop for the enforcement of Anti-Germanic foreign policy or economic actions. With people of sincere ethical intentions, but who have been falsely informed, and have thereby wrongly taken a position against Germany, one can now reach understanding on the basis of truth. And one can sense a conversion on moral basis. But with the ‘Special Interest Groups’ for whom other values and considerations are at stake in this game, other than the existence of ten or even a hundred-thousand German Jews, or the Jewish existence in Germany, nothing can be achieved by these means. This is where the possibilities of German Jewry ends.

And now it is being asked of us German Jews, that we be stronger than these powers, and that we should help prevent anti-German propaganda, by those which promote it for their own interests. One has created a fiction, as if the secret backers and beneficiaries of these Anti-German campaigns are Jews, and as if such a bond of unity and inter-dependency amongst the Jews of the world exists, and as if with a wink of an eye, Judaism in any individual country, could cause all Jews to suddenly do something, or not do something, which would be useful to, or detrimental to, another country. This World Jewry International does not exist!

But one can compare – It is now nearly twenty years since the beginning of World War I brought about an outrageous baiting and atrocity propaganda campaign against the German people. No vulgarity, no opprobrium was mean and shameful enough, which would not be introduced to the world as a German character trait. The German counter-propaganda campaign gave out millions and millions to uproot this propaganda. Dozens of agents of the German Government tried in every place and position, by establishing newspapers, sending out millions of pamphlets and flyers regarding the truth about Germany. Their success was very minimal because the interests of those warmongering nations demanded that the atrocity stories be believed.

It is probably already forgotten now that after the war (first world war), when only a few years had passed, that the British Foreign Secretary in the House of Commons conceded that the “Mutilation of Bodies” in Germany story was a “War Lie.” And here we are talking about the German Volk, a community of 65 million, with all imaginable intelligence and propaganda outlets, and with a huge diplomatic and press apparatus. For many years, this enormous array of strength, spirit and money had to be used to fight against the atmosphere of hatred towards Germany.

And one must be clear that of the 565,000 German-Jews, of which at least 95 percent certainly had no foreign connections, knew no foreign languages, and had no foreign newspapers to read, could suddenly act maliciously against Germany when they were unable to achieve for themselves in eight days, that which took the entire German Volk eight years to achieve for themselves.

Here lies a so obvious error of judgment and injustice, of which we are convinced, that it should be emphasized, in order to remove this argument from any anti-Jewish agitation.”


The documents of our foreign activities are summarized in a memorandum, which we gladly provide our members upon request.
C.V. -newspaper, vintage 1933, volume/issue 13, article by 30.3.1933, S. 2f = 106f.

Translation by Justice for Germans


Prior to this, as the international propagandists were banging on the war-drums, leading representatives of German-Jewry had repeatedly and emphatically protested against this agitation, predominantly against Stephen Wise and others in the United States. For instance, the editors of a prominent Jewish newspaper in Hamburg, had sent the following telegram as early as March 1933;


‘Under Two Flags’ by Heinz Weichardt

Full copy can be found here

‘Under Two Flags’ is the personal testimony of Heinz Weichardt, a German Jew who presented the truth about Hitler, National Socialism and its policies, the Nuremberg Laws and World War II, in a similar manner as Benjamin H. Friedman, through his own experiences and what he witnessed. He was subject to National Socialist laws, but held no bitterness because of them, or toward Adolf Hitler.

An excerpt from his essay:

“…What was the situation of the German Jews at that point? The first blow came from abroad. World Jewry declared war on Germany. This was no idle threat. It is true that the Jews at that time did not control the most powerful army in the world as in our day when they exert nearly total domination over the deployment of forces of the United States. But neither did the Germans possess an army which could become a threat to anybody somewhat larger than Grenada or maybe Panama. Germany faced the most disastrous economical condition in its history and was completely dependent on foreign trade in order just to feed the population. Any successful boycott of its foreign trade would greatly exacerbate this already dangerous situation and could even lead to widespread starvation.

At first the German reaction to riotous, Jewish-led, anti-German demonstrations abroad was a government-decreed one day (!) boycott of Jewish stores which had been marked overnight with stars of David. Never at any time, neither then nor today, did National Socialists mark Jewish properties of any kind with swastikas, because this would be considered a desecration of their revered symbol. The most astonishing result of this boycott was the revelation of the unbelievably large number of big and small businesses in Jewish hands. Had the German- Jewish community voiced a unanimous and vociferous protest against the action of their co-religionists throughout the world, they would have avoided, in my opinion, some of the harsher measures soon to come.


In the article above, you’ll find the comment,  “World Jewry International does not exist!”
Any look into the abundance of facts and evidence, there certainly seems to be an international network that dedicates its unscrupulous efforts toward the benefit of Jewry around the world and indeed, many of these co-religionists did in fact take up the call in the various movements, from Russia, throughout Mittel-Europa, with networks to Palestine, those in the west who responded to the call for economic warfare and as Heinz Weichardt clarified, German-Jews did not all stand together against the anti-German movement… but of course, as it is with any group or genre of people, not every individual can be painted with the same brush.
There is no doubt that the program of National Socialism posed a serious, mortal threat to the interests of the ‘International Financiers’ who all describe themselves as being “Jewish”! So that comment, in conjunction with the reflections of Heinz Weichardt, should cause one to ask…
Is it that a group of self-described “Jewish” International Financiers, invested a lot of resources and effort into an international propaganda campaign to convince the world – including other Jews – that;

  1. It does exist, in order to,
  2. Foster Zionism, as a tool, creating anti-Jewish hatred and reprisals (as a reaction to their anti-Gentilism) against Jews of lower status (to which they themselves, by virtue of their wealth, status and influence would be immune), in order to,
  3. Cause Jews to want to relocate to Palestine; and,
  4. Create enmity in order to embroil the world once again in war, as in WWII, which would,
  5. Create perpetual conflict in the future, from which they would reap greater perpetual profits and even greater political control; and,
  6. Whilst forever being protected from criticism of their criminal behaviour, due to the so-called “persecution” of Jews, which they themselves created in the first place (mostly in peoples minds), through their propaganda campaign?

Far Fetched? Perhaps not when looking at the evidence.
WWII Began in 1933
The Transfer Agreement and the Boycott Fever of 1933

Jewish Elites persecute Jewish Citizens to create hysteria for an International Jurisdiction of Impunity in Palestine
1938 News Report: Financial War on “Anti-Semitic States” for “Persecuting Jewish FINANCIERS” not Civilian Jews
The Power and Aims of International Jewry
: US War Department Investigation – declassified 1973 – Disclosing Ukrainian, Polish and Lithuanian Denouncement of Atrocities against Jews

Resources credit to Justice for Germans and Udo Walendy

N. Jones is a Writer, Researcher, Historian and Literary Critic.

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    ‘You have not begun to appreciate the real depth of our guilt. We are intruders. We are disturbers. We are subverters. We have taken your natural world, your ideals, your destiny, and played havoc with them. We have been at the bottom not merely of the latest great war but nearly all your wars, not only of the Russian but of every other major revolution in your history. We have brought discord and confusion and frustration into your personal and public life. We are still doing it. No one can tell how long we shall go on doing it.’
    ‘A Real Case Against the Jews,’ Marcus Eli Ravage, The Century Magazine, January 1928, Vol. 115, No. 3 pp. 346-350. Part 2 appeared in the following issue, pp.476-483.

    Foreword — Daat Emet
    For a long time we have been considering the necessity of informing our readers about Halacha’s real attitude towards non-Jews. Many untrue things are publicized on this issue and the facts should be made clear. But recently, we were presented with a diligently written article on the subject, authored by a scholar from the Merkaz HaRav yeshiva — so our job was done by others (though we have already discussed some aspects of this issue in the weekly portions of Balak and Matot). Since there is almost no disagreement between us and the author of the article on this issue, we have chosen to bring the article “Jews Are Called ‘Men'” by R’ David Bar-Chayim (in Hebrew) so that the reader will be able to study and understand the attitude of the Halacha towards non-Jews.
    In this article R’ Bar-Chayim discusses the attitude towards “Gentiles” in the Torah and in the Halacha and comes to an unambiguous conclusion:
    “The Torah of Israel makes a clear distinction between a Jew, who is defined as ‘man,’ and a Gentile.”
    That is to say, any notion of equality between human beings is irrelevant to the Halacha. R’ Bar-Chayim’s work is comprehensive, written with intellectual honesty, and deals with almost all the aspects of Halachic treatment of non-Jews. It also refutes the statements of those rabbis who speak out of wishful thinking and, influenced by concepts of modern society, claim that Judaism does not discriminate against people on religious grounds. R’ Bar-Chayim shows that all these people base their constructs NOT on the Torah but solely on the inclinations of their own hearts. He also shows that there are even rabbis who intentionally distort the Halachic attitude to Gentiles, misleading both themselves and the general public.
    For the English readers’ convenience we will briefly mention the topics dealt with in R’ Bar-Chayim’s article:
    Laws in regard to murder, which clearly state that there is Halachic difference between murder of a Jew and of a Gentile (the latter is considered a far less severe crime).
    A ban on desecrating the Sabbath to save the life of a Gentile.
    A Jew’s exemption from liability if his property (e. g. ox) causes damage to a Gentile’s property. But if a Gentile’s property causes damage to a Jew’s property, the Gentile is liable.
    The question of whether robbery of a Gentile is forbidden by the Torah’s law or only by a Rabbinic decree.
    A ban on returning a lost item to a Gentile if the reason for returning it is one’s sympathy towards the Gentile and compassion for him.
    The sum which a Gentile overpays in a business transaction due to his own error is forfeit; whether a Jew is permitted to intentionally deceive a Gentile is also discussed.
    One who kidnaps a Jew is liable to death, but one who kidnaps a Gentile is exempt.
    A Jew who hurts or injures a Gentile is not liable for compensation of damage, but a Gentile who hurts a Jew is liable to death.
    One who overcharges a Gentile ought not return him the sum that the Gentile overpaid.
    A Gentile — or even a convert to Judaism — may not be appointed king or public official of any sort (e. g. a cabinet minister).
    One who defames a female proselyte (claiming that she was not virgin at the time of her marriage) is liable to neither lashes nor fine.
    The prohibition to hate applies only to Jews; one may hate a Gentile.
    One may take revenge against or bear a grudge towards Gentiles; likewise, the commandment “love your neighbour” applies only to Jews, not to Gentiles.
    One who sees Gentile graveyards should curse: “Your mother shall be greatly ashamed…”
    Gentiles are likened to animals.
    If an ox damaged a Gentile maidservant, it should be considered as though the ox damaged a she-ass.
    The dead body of a Gentile does not bear ritual impurity, nor does a Gentile who touches the dead body of a Jew become impure — he is considered like an animal who touched a dead body.
    One is forbidden to pour anointing oil on a Jew, but there is no ban on pouring that oil on a Gentile because Gentiles are likened to animals.
    An animal slaughtered by a Gentile is forbidden, even if the ritual slaughter performed was technically correct, because Gentiles are deemed like animals. (Daat Emet does not agree that this is the Halachic reason for invalidating a Gentile’s ritual slaughter — but this is not the place to delve into the subject).
    Their members (genitals) are like those of asses” — Gentiles are likened to animals.
    Between the Jews and the Gentiles — In the Aggadah, the Kabbalah, and in Jewish Thought
    R’ Bar-Chayim’s arguments and conclusions are clear, Halachically accurate, and supported by almost all the existent major Halachic works. It would be superfluous to say that R’ Bar-Chayim fully embraces this racist Halachic outlook as the word of the Living G-d, as he himself pointed out in the “Conclusion” of his article:
    “It is clear to every Jew who accepts the Torah as G-d’s word from Sinai, obligatory and valid for all generations, that it is impossible to introduce ‘compromises’ or ‘renovations’ into it.”
    On the other hand, we want to make it clear that Daat Emet — as well as any reasonable people who do not embrace Halachic laws as the word of the Living G-d — are repulsed by such evil, racist discrimination.
    In the Hebrew text we have abridged the second part of R’ Bar-Chayim’s article,
    “Between Jews and Gentiles — In the Aggadah, the Kabbalah, and in Jewish Thought,” because, in our view, the Halacha is the law which obligates every religious Jew while concepts of the Aggadah, the Kabbalah, and Jewish thought are not binding on anyone, as our rabbis have already written:
    “And so the Aggadic constructs of the disciples of disciples, such as Rav Tanchuma and Rabbi Oshaya and their like — most are incorrect, and therefore we do not rely on the words of Aggadah” (Sefer HaEshkol, Laws of a Torah Scroll, p. 60a); we have expanded on this issue in the portion of Vayeshev.

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