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9 (c) Regarding Sir Stuart's assertion that "Jews form the middle class almost in its entirety, " with the nobles above them and the peasant beneath them (a typical Jewish position dividing Gentile society and standing between the parts), this illustration may help g make it clear: Captain P. Wright "It is instructive to try and imagine what Kngland would be like under the same conditions. Arriving in London, a stranger would find every second or third person a Jew. almost all the poorer quarters and slums Jewish, and thousands of agogucs. Arriving at Newbury he would find prac tically the whole town Jewish, and nearly every printed inscription in Hebrew characters. Penetrating into Berkshire, he would find the only storekeeper in most small villages a Jew, and small market towns mostly o mposed of Jewish hovels, doing on to Birmingham he would find all the factories owned by Jews, and two .hops out of three with Jewish names." Captain Wright is trying to give the people at home a picture of conditions in order that they may under stand how Poland feels. The Jewish press strongly resented this. Sir Stuart Samuel's report is notable for the number of things he mentioned, and the few he explained. OS THE GESERAL ( U SE OF TROUBLE ARISING DURISG THE WAR. Sir Stuart Samuel "The fact of their language bring akin to German often led to their being em ployed during the German occupation in preference to Other Poles. This circumstance caused the Jews to be accused of having had business relations with the dermans .... The Government publicly declared its disapproval of boycotting, but a certain discrimination seems to have been made in the re-employment of those who served under the German occupation. I find that many Jews who thus served have been relieved of their othces and not reinstated, whereas I can find no ev idence of similar procedure in regard to other Poles." Sir H. Rumbold -"The fact of Yiddish being akin to German may have been the reason why the Germans employed a large number of Jews during their occupa tion of Poland, although a great many of the Poles uth a good knowledge of German could have been found. There is Mi difference, however, that the ., only served the Germans by compulsion, as they considered them to be their enemies." Brigadier General Jadw in "During the German occupation of Poland, the Germanic character of the Yiddish vernacular and the readiness of certain Jewish elements to enter into relations nith the n-innituj side, induced the enemy to employ Jews as agents for various purposes and to grant the Jewish population not only exceptional protection, but also the promise of autonomy. It is alleged that the Jews were active in speculation in foodstuffs, which was encouraged by the armies of occupation with a view to facilitating ex pert to Germany and Austria." That is, the Jews were the means by which Poland was to be drained of its food supply. Captain P. Wright "But the high day and tri umph of the Jews was during the German occupation. The Jews in Poland are deeply Germanized, and Ger man carries you over Poland because Jews are every where. So the Germans found everywhere people who knew their language and could work for them. It teas uith Jews that the Germans set up their organization to squeeze and drain Poland Poles and Jews in cluded of everything it had; 1 uvs in concert with Jeies that German officials and officers toward the end carried on business all over the country. In every lpartmcnt and region they were the instruments of the Germans, and poor Jews jrew neh and lordly as the servants of the masters. But though Germanized. the accusation of the I'oles that the Jews are devoted to (,ertniny is unfounded. . . . They have no more loyalty to Germany the home of anti-Semitism than to Poland. The East Jews are Jews and only Jews. . . . "It had seemed certain that one of two, the Ger man or the Russian Kmpire, must win, and that the Jews, wht had tluir money on both, were safe; but the despised Poland came in first. Kven now the Jews can hardly believe in its resurrection, and one of them told me it still seemed to him a dream." Mr Morgenthau does not touch this matter in his report. 4. WITH RMPBRBNCE TO THE BOYCOTT, THE METHOD BY WHICH THE POLES SOUGHT TO LIBERATE THEMSELVES FROM THE JEWISH STRANGLEHOLD. Sir Stuart Samuel "This boycott dates from shortly after the by-election for the Duma, which took place in Warsaw in 1912 . . . During the war, owing to the scarcity of almost everything, the boycott di minished, but with the armistice it revived with much of its original intensity .... A severe private, social and commercial boycott of Jews, however, exists among the people generally, largely fostered by the Polish press. In Lcmbcrg I found there was a so called social court presided over by M. Przyluski, a former Austrian vice president of the Court of Ap peals, which goes so far as to summon persons having trade relations with Jews to give an explanation of their conduct. Below will be found a typical cutting from a Polish newspaper giving the name of a Polish countess who sold property to Jews. This was sur rounded by a mourning border such as is usual in Poland in making announcements of death. (translation) "Countess Anna Jablonowska, resident in Ga licia, has sold her two houses, Stryjska street, Nos. 18 and JO. to the Jews, Dogilewski, Hubner and Krbsen. The attorney of the countess was Dr. Dziedzic ; her administrator, M. Naszkow ski. Will the Polish public forever remain in different and passive in such cases?" This illustration of Sir Stuart brings to mind a practice common in Kngland. It is related on page 123 of "The Conquering Jew," by John Foster Fraser, pub lished by Funk and Wagnalls, New York, 1916: "The housing question in the Whitechapel district has reached such a pitch that there are large blocks of buildings where 'No English Need Apply' is a common legend. Whole streets are being bought up by Hebrew syndi cates, whose first act is to serve notice on all Gentile tenants." It is also worth stating in this connection, that some of the feeling which has recently led to race riots in American cities has been engendered by the practice of small Jewish real estate syndicates purchasing a house in the middle of a desirable block, ousting the tenants and installing a Negro family, thereby using race prejudice to depreciate the property in the entire block and render it purchasable by the Jews at a low price. Thereafter the property is lost to Gentile own ership or use. It may be that in Poland a similar condition exists which makes the sale of property into Jewish hands a kind of disloyalty to the people generally. Apparently the Poles think so. "Racial prejudice" is not a suf ficient explanation of such beliefs: there is always something pretty tangible beneath them. The "boycott" was merely this : an agreement among Poles to trade with Poles The Jews were numerous, well-to-do, and in control of all the channels of busi ness. They own practically all the real estate in War saw. The Jews claimed that the so-called boycott (the Polish name for it is "the co-operatives") was "persecution " Sir H. Rumbold "It must be further remembered that under the influence of economic changes and owing to the fact that since 1832 the Poles have Wat been allowed to hold posts in the government, they were gradually obliged to take to trade, and competition between th Jewish population and the Poles com menced. This competition became stronger when the Russian Government allowed co-operative and agricul tural societies to be started in Poland. The co-operative movement is becoming very strong and will undoubtedly form an important factor in the development of eco nomic relations in Poland, so that indirectly it will be bound to affect the position of the small Jewish trader. "In so far as the Polish Government are able to do so by legislation or proclamations, the boycotting of the Jews should be prohibited But I would point out that it U heyotui the paWff of any : ernment to force its imbftets to deal with persons znth whom they do not wish to deal." Henry Morgenthau. however, takes a more rea sonable view than his British co-religionist, Sir Stuart Samuel. Mr. Morgenthau say - "Furthermore, the establishment of co-operative stores is claimed by many Jewish traders to be- a form of discrimination. It would seem, however, that this movement is a legitimate effort to restrict the activities and therefore the profits of the middleman Unfor tunately, when these stores were introduced into Po land, they were advertised as a means of eliminating the Jewish trader. The Jews have, therefore, been caused to feel that the establishment of co-operatives is an attack upon themselves. While the establishment and the maintenance of co-operatives may have been influenced by anti-Semitic sentiment, this is a form of economic actiz'ity which any community is perfectly entitled to pursue." It is not difficult, therefore, to see through the eyes and minds of these five men the situation that pre vailed in Poland. Eight hundred years ago. Poland opened her gates to the persecuted Jews in all Eu rope. They flocked there and enjoyed complete free dom ; they were even allowed to form a "state within a state," governing themselves in all Jewish matters and doing business with the Polish Government only through their own chosen spokesmen and representa tives. The Polish people were their friends, evincing neither religious nor racial antipathy to them. Then Europe fell upon Poland, divided her asunder, until in the roster of the nations there was no more Poland, except in the hearts of the Polish people. During this period of Poland's humiliation, the Jews grew to be a mighty power, ruling the Poles, regulating their very fives. The Great War came with its promise of liberation and the restoration of a Polish free govern ment. The Jews were not favorable to that restoration. They were not Poland's friends. The Poles resented this and at the signing of the armistice when they were free to express their resentment, they did so. Many regrettable things occurred, but they were not unintel ligible. They had explanatory backgrounds. Even the armistice was not the end. The Bolsheviks from Rus sia came down upon Poland, and once more, so the Poles strongly declare, the Jews were against the land that had sheltered them for 800 years. These are a few of the facts. Another article will be required to complete the story. In the meantime enough has been said to show the utter wrong which Jewish propaganda in the United States has done to Poland. But the purpose was not altogether to injure Poland; it wa also to blind the American people, and cause them to view with equanimity the great influx of those same Jews into this country. A book cootem.nl over 200 pect ol the hrtt twenty erticles on The IntemationalJew will be tent to eny eddres. upon receipt of 25 cents in tmpt to cover printing end mailing cost. Another dastardly outbreak of anti-Semitism has been discovered Jewish Christians ask permission 10 live in Palestine! Think of it! In The Scribe, a Jewish publica tion of Portland, Oregon, is an edi torial entitled, "Hebrew Chris tians. It is very instructive. It reads in nart : "Albinos are gen erally objects of pitying animosity Dime museums used to advertise dismal hybrids to attract the curious. Some forms ot relkious enterprise still go in for this sort of thing and send about the country Jews hired to dress and talk like Christians. It is one of the most appalling irnmbm to hear one of these obvious brothers Of Gideon calmly banter the bond beliefs J52sj" tionist theory of our day. It gives one a sickish feel ing. When one realizes that he does it to make a hv Wf. one pities a fellow Jew who has to carry such a heavy cross. One Mark John Levy has been hectoring he Jewish Congress. He importunes it to allow He brew Christians to live and be a part of the Palestine nation. Mr. Levy is naturally not at all sincere m his rtqtlttt He knows that a maverick like that will be as much in place in Zion as a Jewish doctor ushering in a I hristian Science church. What he really wants is to show off and to issue proclamations and to make him self solid with the superannuated celibates who are putting up the money for his salary and expenses. He badgered B. G. Richards into writing him a polite ana formal note, and he published it As a sample of how Mite B. G. R can be, it is great and I will say wel come, and it also tells Mark to get up and not clutter Jewish World Notes up the doorstep with his trash. He wants to con tribute to the congress. He is refused the privilege He wants to live in Palestine . .." The rest of the editorial, very coarse in its allusion to Christianity, is reserved to a future time. For the present, it is suf ficient to know that Hebrew Christians arc not wanted in the Hebrew nation. At I secret meeting of Jewish leaders which was held at Chicago to discuss The Dearborn Independ knt's series of Jewish articles, it was decided to cm po a large committee of scholars, regardless of race or religion, to attempt some offset to the articles. "In Rumania the Jews of Bessarabia receive special emigration' passports, which, without taking the re sponsibility of declaring the bearers to be Rumanian Mibjccts. give them the right to leave the country These special passports are accepted by the American authorities. The American consulate in Warsaw gives vises to about 5.000 Polish Jews a month, and the consulate in Bucharest gives vises to about 1.000 Bessa rabian Jews." Chicago Sews. One thousand "Hebrew Broth ers" met in New York, October 17, and considered The Dearborn I n MM n nh nt s articles. They ap pointed a committee of five to at tend the next session of Congress and urge the passage of a law against that paper. Herewith is presented the con tribution of one prominent Amer ican rabbi to the study of the Jewish Question "insult," "psychic disturbance," "clumsy," "stupid," "libel." "screed," "contents of old garbage pails," "abysmal ig norance." "malignity." "forgery." "abominably false," "dastardly,' "defamation," "skulking," "pogromism," "hooligan," "columny." Henry' Morgenthau made $500 political campaign contributions for himself and each of his 11 grand children. Rev. Dr. John Haynes Holmes, of New York, re cently preached a sermon denouncing the articles in The Dearborn Independent. The church in which this clergyman preached was for years known as The Church of The Messiah. He expunged the name of "Messiah" and selected a Jewish rabbi to become as sociate editor with him on Unity, a paper formerly edited by Jenkin IJoyd Jones, of Chicago. At Ellis Island, more than 6,000 immigrants are detained on account of disease. With few exceptions they are Jews from Poland.