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 Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, Volume One, Chapter Twelve
                                                  [Page 978]
                         Chapter XII
It had long been a German theory that the First World War
ended in Germany's defeat because of a collapse behind the
lines. In planning for future wars it was determined that
the home front must be secured to prevent a repetition of
this 1918 debacle. Unification of the German people was
essential to successful planning and waging of war. Hence,
the Nazi political goal must be sought:-- "One race, one
State, one Fuehrer." Free trade unions must be abolished,
political parties (other than the NSDAP) must be outlawed,
civil liberties must be suspended, and opposition of every
kind must be swept away. Loyalty to God, church, and
scientific truth was declared to be incompatible with the
Nazi regime.

The anti-Jewish policy was part of this plan for unification
because it was the conviction of the Nazis that the Jews
would not contribute to Germany's military program, but on
the contrary would hamper it. The Jew must therefore be
eliminated. This view is clearly borne out by a statement
contained in a speech of Himmler's at a meeting of SS Major
Generals on 4 October 1943:

     "We know how difficult we should have made it for
     ourselves if with the bombing raids, the burdens and
     deprivations of war, we still had the Jews today in
     every town as secret saboteurs, agitators, and trouble
     mongers; we would now probably have reached the 1916-17
     stage when the Jews were still in the German national
     body." (1919-PS)

The treatment of the Jews within Germany was as much a part
of the Nazi plan for aggressive war as was the building of
armaments and the conscription of manpower.


The objective of the elimination and extermination of the
Jews, could not be accomplished without certain preliminary
measures. One of these was the indoctrination of the German
people with hatred against the Jews.

The first evidence of the Party policies in this direction
was expressed in the Party program of February 1920 (1708-
PS). Paragraphs (4) and (6) of that program declared:

     "*** Only a member of the race can be a citizen. A
     member of the race can only be one who is of German
     blood without consideration of confession."
     "*** The right to determine matters concerning
     administration and law belongs only to the citizen;
     therefore, we demand that every public office of any
     sort whatsoever, whether in the Reich, the county or
     municipality, be filled only by citizens." (1708-PS)

Hitler, at page 724 and 725 of Mein Kampf, spoke of the Jew.
If the National Socialist movement was to fulfill its task,
he declared:

"It must open the eyes of the people with regard to foreign
nations and must remind them again and again of the true
enemy of our present day world. In the place of hate against
Aryans -- from whom we may be separated by almost
everything, to whom, however, we are tied by common blood or
the great tide of a common culture it must dedicate to the
general anger the evil enemy of mankind as the true cause of

     "It must see to it, however, that at least in our
     country he be recognized as the most mortal enemy and
     that the struggle against him may show, like a flaming
     beacon of a better era, to other nations too, the road
     to salvation for a struggling Aryan mankind." (2662-PS)

A flood of abusive literature of all types and for all age
groups was published and circulated throughout Germany.
Illustrative of this type of publication is the book Der
Giftpilz. (1778-PS). This book brands the Jew as a
persecutor of the labor class, a race defiler, a devil in
human form, a poisonous mushroom, and a murderer. This
particular book was used to instruct school children to
recognize the Jew by caricatures of his physical features,
(pages 6 and 7; and to teach them that the Jew abuse little
boys and girls, (page 30), and that the Jewish Bible permits
all crimes (pages 13-17). Streicher's periodical, Der
Stuermer, (issue no. 14 for April 1937) in particular, went
to such extremes as to publish the statement that Jews at
the ritual celebration of their Passover slaughtered

     "The numerous confessions made by the Jews show that
     the execution of ritual murders is a law to the Talmud
     Jew. The former chief rabbi, and later monk, Teofite,
     declared that the ritual murders take place especially
     on the Jewish Purim in memory of the Persian murders,
     and Passover in memory of the murder of Christ. The
     instructions are as follows:
     "The blood of the victims is to be tapped by force. On
     Passover it is to be used in wine and matzos. Thus, a
     small part of the blood is to be poured into the dough
     of the matzos and into the wine. The mixing is done by
     the Jewish head of the family. The procedure is as
     "The family head empties a few drops of the fresh and
     powdered blood into the glass, wets the fingers of the
     left hand with it and sprays, blesses, with it
     everything on the table. The head of the family then
     says, 'Thus we ask God to send the ten plagues to all
     enemies of the Jewish faith.' Then they eat, and at the
     end the head of the family exclaims, 'May all Gentiles
     perish, as the child whose blood is contained in the
     bread and wine.'
     "The fresh, or dried and powdered blood of the
     slaughtered is further used by young married Jewish
     couples, by pregnant Jewesses, for circumcision and so
     on. Ritual murder is recognized by all Talmud Jews. The
     Jew believes he absolves himself thus of his sins."
The Jew-baiting publication, Der Stuermer, was published by
Streicher's publishing firm (2697-PS). In one issue of this
periodical, Streicher, speaking of the Jewish faith, said:

     "The Holy Scripture is a horrible criminal romance
     abounding with murder, incest, fraud and indecency."
     "The Talmud is the great Jewish book of crimes that the
     Jew practices in his daily life." (2698-PS)

This propaganda campaign of hate, of which the above
quotations are but random samples, was too widespread and
notorious to require further elaboration.

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