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Selections from Der Stuermer


SELECTIONS FROM DER STUERMER

by Julius Streicher

THE MURDEROUS PEOPLE

...The Jews are under a terrible suspicion the world over. Who does not know this, does not understand the Jewish problem. Anyone who merely sees the Jews, as Heinrich Heine (Chaim Bueckburg) described them, "a tribe which secures its existence with exchange and old trousers and whose uniforms are long noses", is being misled. But anyone who knows the monstrous accusation which has been raised against the Jews since the beginning of time, will view these people in a different light. He will begin to see not only a peculiar, strangely fascinating nation, but criminals, murderers, and devils in human form. He will be filled with holy anger and hatred against these people.

The suspicion under which the Jews are held is murder. They are charged with enticing Gentile children and Gentile adults, butchering them, and draining their blood. They are charged with mixing this blood into their mass's unleavened bread [sic] and using it to practice superstitious magic. They are charged with torturing their victims, especially the children, and during this torture they shout threats, curses, and cast spells against the Gentiles. This systematic murder has a special name. It is called Ritual Murder.

The knowledge of Jewish ritual murder is thousands of years old. It is as old as the Jews themselves. The Gentiles have passed the knowledge of it from generation to generation, and it has been passed down to us through writings. It is known of throughout the nation. Knowledge of ritual murder can be found even in the most secluded rural villages. The grandfather tells his grandchildren, who pass it on to his children, and his children's children, until we have inherited the knowledge today.

It is also befalling other nations. The accusation is immediately raised loudly, anywhere in the world, where a body is found which bears the marks of ritual murder. Historically, the accusation is raised only against the Jews. Hundreds and hundreds of other races, tribes, and nations live on this earth, but no one has ever attempted to accuse them of the planned murder of children for religious purposes. All nations have hurled this accusation against the Jews, and many great men have confirmed the accusation. Dr. Martin Luther writes in his book THE JEWS AND THEIR LIES: "They stabbed and pierced the body of the young boy Simon of Trent. They have also murdered other children...The sun never did shine on a more bloodthirsty and revengeful people as they, who imagine themselves to be the people of God, and who desire to and think they must murder and crush the heathen. Jesus Christ, the Almighty Preacher from Nazareth, spoke to the Jews: 'Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning.'"

THE STRUGGLE OF DER STUERMER

The only newspaper in Germany, yes, in the whole world, which often screams the accusation of ritual murder into the Jewish face is Der Stuermer. For more than ten years Der Stuermer has led a gigantic battle against Judaism. This has caused Der Stuermer to be under constant attack by the Jews. Dozens of times it has been confiscated and prohibited. Its workers, most of all its editor Julius Streicher, have been dragged to court hundreds of times. They were convicted, punished, and locked into prisons.

Der Stuermer has come to know the Jew from the confession which Dr. Conrad Alberti-Sittenfeld, a Jew, wrote in 1899 in No. 12 of the magazine GESELLSCHAFT: "One of the most dangerous Jewish qualities is brutal, direct, barbaric intolerance. A worse tyranny cannot be practiced than that which the Jewish clique practices. If you try to move against this Jewish clique they will, without hesitation, use brutal methods to overcome you. Mainly the Jew tries to destroy his enemy in the mental area, by which he takes his enemy's material substance away and undermines his civil reputation and existence. The vilest of all forms of retaliation, the boycott, is characteristically Jewish."

Der Stuermer has never been stopped. Just in Nuremberg alone there have been fought dozens of Talmudic and ritual murder cases in the courts. Because of Jewish protests the attention of the whole world was focused on these cases. Thereafter heavy convictions followed. At first no judge had the guts to expose the Jewish problem. Finally, in 1931, in a court case lasting from October 30th to November 4th, Der Stuermer won its first legal victory. The jury found the following:

1. Der Stuermer is not fighting against the Jewish religion, but against the Jewish race;

2. The Talmud and Schulchan Aruch are not religious books. They have no right to be protected under the religious paragraphs [of the law];

3. The laws of the Talmud which are quoted and published in Der Stuermer are exact quotations from the Talmud;

4. The laws of the Talmud are in harsh contradiction to German morals;

5. The Jews of today are being taught from the Talmud. With this verdict Der Stuermer brought about the first big breach in the Jewish administration of justice, which was given the job before the National Socialist revolution of protecting Judaism and the government. The Jews, of course, became greatly agitated about it all. But for Der Stuermer this success was an omen of victory yet to come.

Of course, Der Stuermer does not stop half way. It knows what must be done. It is our duty to frustrate the gigantic Jewish murder plot against humanity. It is our duty to brand this nation before the whole world, to uncover its crimes and to render it harmless. It is our duty to free the world from this national pest and parasitic race. Der Stuermer will fulfill its mission. It will light up the darkness with the truth which shall rule the world. And it will always direct itself according to the following proverb: "He who knows the truth and does not speak it is truly a miserable creature."


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