Die "jüdischen Kriegserklärungen"

Der Daily Express vom 24.3.1933
(Originaltext Morgenausgabe)


Dieser Text ist dem Nizkor-Archiv entnommen. Eine kreative Bearbeitung dieser historischen Quelle hat Ingrid Weckert in ihrem Buch Feuerzeichen durchgeführt.

Daily Express. London, March 24, 1933, pp. 1-2

J U D E A  D E C L A R E S  W A R  O N  G E R M A N Y

[A composite photo with Hitler before a presumably Jewish court]

                   JEWS OF ALL THE WORLD UNITE
                   BOYCOTT OF GERMAN GOODS
                   MASS DEMONSTRATIONS

"Daily Express" Special Political Correspondent.

A strange and unforeseen sequel has emerged from the stories of 
German Jew-baiting.

The whole of Israel throughout the world is uniting to declare
an economic and financial war on Germany.

Hitherto the cry has gone up: "Germany is persecuting the Jews."
If the present plans are carried out, the Hitlerite cry will be: 
"The Jews are persecuting Germany." 

All Israel is rising in wrath against the Nazi onslaught on 
the Jews. Adolf Hitler, swept into power by an appeal of 
elemental patriotism, is making history of a kind he least 
expected. Thinking to unite only the German nation to race 
consciousness, he has roused the whole Jewish people to 
national renascence.

The appearance of the Swastika symbol of a new Germany has 
called forth the Lion of Judah, the old battle symbol of 
Jewish defiance.

Fourteen million Jews, dispersed throughout the world, have 
banded together as one man to declare war on the German 
persecutors of their co-religionists. Sectional differences 
and antagonisms

   [strip-shaped drawing with alternating swastikas and lions]

have been submerged in one common aim - to stand by the 
600,000 Jews of Germany who are terrorised by Hitlerite 
anti-Semitism and to compel Fascist Germany to end its 
campaign of violence and suppression directed against its 
Jewish minority. 


Plans For Action Maturing
In Europe And America


World Jewry has made up its mind not to rest quiescent in 
face of this revival of medieval Jew-baiting. 

Germany may be called on to pay a heavy price for Hitler's 
antagonism to the Jews. She is faced with an international 
boycott in commerce, finance, and industry.

The Jewish merchant prince is leaving his counting-house, 
the banker his board-room, the shopkeeper his store, and 
the pedlar his humble barrow, to join together in what has 
become a holy war to combat the Hitlerite enemies of the Jew. 

Plans for concerted Jewish action are being matured in Europe 
and America to strike back in reprisal at Hitlerite Germany. 

In London, New York, Paris, and Warsaw Jewish merchants are 
waiting for a commercial crusade.

Resolutions are being taken throughout the Jewish business

World to sever trade relations with Germany. 

Large numbers of merchants in London have resolved to stop 
buying German goods, even at the cost of suffering heavy loss. 

A meeting of the Jewish textile trade in London has been called 
for Monday to consider the situation and to determine what steps 
should be taken.

Germany is a heavy borrower in foreign money markets, where 
Jewish influence is considerable. Continued anti-Semitism in 
Germany is likely to react seriously against her. A move is on 
foot on the part of Jewish financiers to exert pressure to force 
anti-Jewish action to stop. 

The Organisation of Jewish Youth in Britain are organizing 
demonstrations in London and the provinces during the weekend. 

The Board of Deputies of British Jews, representing the entire 
Jewish community of Great Britain, are meeting in special 
session on Sunday to discuss the German situation, and to decide 
on what action should be taken to counteract the attacks on 
their German fellow-Jews. 

World-wide preparations are being made to organise demonstrations 
of protest. 


A concerted boycott by Jewish buyers is likely to involve grave 
damage to the German export trade. Jewish merchants all over the 
world are large buyers of German manufactured goods, chiefly 
cotton goods, silks, toys, electrical fittings, and furniture.

In Poland, the trade embargo on Germany is already in operation. 
In France, a proposed ban on German imports is being widely 
canvassed in Jewish circles.

German Transatlantic shipping traffic is likewise threatened. 
The Bremen and the Europa, the German crack liners, may suffer 
heavily from a Jewish anti-German boycott. Jewish trans-ocean 
travellers form an important part of the patrons of these liners 
because of their extensive part in international trade. The loss 
of their patronage would be a heavy blow to Germany's Atlantic 

In New York yesterday 10,000 Jewish ex-soldiers marched to the 
City Hall to hold a protest demonstration.

Large crowds watched the men, some of whom wore old British 
uniforms, petition the mayor to support them in a boycott of 
German goods.

Another petition was handed in at the British Consulate-General 
requesting that Palestine should receive refugees from Germany 
without restriction. 

Members of the American House of Representatives are introducing 
resolutions protesting against the anti-Jewish excesses in 
Germany. The American trade unions, representing 3,000,000 
workers, have also decided to join in the protest.

A rabbinical decree in New York has made the next Monday a day 
of fasting and prayer over the Hitler campaign. 

Fasting will begin on Sunday at sunset and finish at sunset on 

All Jewish shops in New York will be closed on Monday during a 

Apart from a monster meeting in Madison-square Garden, meetings 
are to be held in 300 American cities.

Madison-square Garden will see the remarkable sight of Bishop
Manning speaking from a Jewish platform appealing for an end of 
the Hitler "terror."


It had been arranged to charge a shilling admission and 5 s. 
for box seats, but a public-spirited Jew, Frank Cohen, an 
insurance broker, gove [sic] a personal cheque for L 1,000 to 
cover all expenses, so admission will be free.

Every rabbi in the city of New York has been placed under a 
sacred obligation by rabbinical decree to devote Saturday's 
sermon to the plight of Jews in Germany. 

Representative Jewish organisations in the European capitals 
are understood to be making representations to their various 
Governments to use influence with the Hitler Cabinet to induce 
it to call a halt in the oppression of the German Jews.

The old and reunited people of Israel are rising with new 
and modern weapons to fight their age-old battle with their 

Jüdische Kriegserklärungen:

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