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Jews: Stop Being Afraid!
A Christian Warning To Jews
By L. M. BIRKHEAD
)
In the past six months L. M. Birkhead, formerly Uni
tarian Minister in Kansas City, has achieved a nation-wide
reputation for his active leadership in the discovery and
exposure of anti-democratic forces in America. From the
day he came back from Germany in 1935 to warn America
of the dangers of Hitlerism to his latest achievement in
the issuance of a pamphlet, “Ford Must Choose,” by the
Friends of Democracy which he heads, Dr. Birkhead has
been a militant, unequivocating enemy of hypocrisy toward
Jews. • • • The Editor.
I am by profession a Christian minister. Were it not for the
dangers that have stretched out like so many tentacles from Ger
many, threatening to encircle and destroy the world, I should still
be preaching the Gospel from a pulpit in Kansas City, Missouri.
But when I came back from Germany in 1935 I brought along a
horrible vision of things to come. I had seen displayed before me
the system o f transmission
through which Nazi doctrines
were being sent to certain indi
viduals in the United States. And
I knew that these individuals were
being prepared and were prepar
ing themselves to install here the
oppressions and the barbarism
that reigned in Berlin.
In ranging the forces that must
take on these destructive ele
ments, I become so busy with the
work that I had to leave the pul
pit. Perhaps I have carried with
me a need to preach. But the
need to preach to the Jews has
grown in me during the few years
that I have been trying to line up
the forces of courage and of in
tegrity.
The Jews have both, and they
also have the instinctive resist
ance that has brought them
through so much tragedy and en
abled them to survive all their
enemies.. Yet I cannot help but
register my impression that sup
erimposed on these qualities there
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is another quality which marks, in
particular, the American Jews
with whom I have come into con
tact. They shared it, I belie
with German Jews.
I have been told by many \
itors to Germany during the ye
just after 1933 that many of
Jews in this country believed
best way to overcome Hitler v
to shush-shush the news of
existence. They didn’t want
world to know what was going <
to talk about it, they said, woi
only intensify the trouble.
Unfortunately, I must adr
that this attitude exists here,
must call it fear. It has nothi
to do with courage, ,which t
Jews have in plenty. The fear
of a superficial kind; it has to
with their behavior in advan«
If they ever had to face the trc
ble, they would do it with the g
nius they have always shown. B
they persist in believing that f
the time being silence is son"
times better than candor.
I have met peculiar instanc
among Jewish leaders, who ha
not been entirely in accord wi
certain publications undertak
by the Friends of Democracy,
which I am the director. It
the shush-shush doctrine all o
again. Keep quiet about it, t
it will die down of its own acco
It won’t, any more than appea
ment of all kinds conquered E
ler.
We have in this country a nu ;
ber of subversive organization
which have obtained the supp<
of misguided individuals. Some
these people may be out for their
own benefit, some of them may
really have pathological concepts
about Jews and democratic ideals.
Our time has made the Jews more
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THE SOUTHERN JEWISH WEEKLY
National Refugee Service
Swamped By Requests For
Aid With New Regulations
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to the offices of the National Refugee Service after announcement
«... st*tA Department rulings regarding visas and affidavits.
nguages giving instructions for
any ltseu wnn ns own late, on
the basis that this fate is the
fate of all of us.
Perhaps it is because too many
Jews have mistaken the meaning
of emancipation. Emancipation
means, in its essence, the right
to be what one is; the right to
claim one’s heritage, to proclaim
it, and to add it proudly to the
cauldron of democratic fusion. If
one hangs back, if one tries to
deny a heritage because here and
there a fool or a blackguard scoffs
at it, then one is keeping from
the cauldron of democratic fusion
part of the wealth on which its
continued existence depends.
None of us have anything to be
afraid of, neither as individuals
nor as representatives of a creed,
as far as ultimate victory of hu
man liberty is concerned. None
of us has the right to believe
that denial of a creed, or of a
culture, is a prerequisite for dem
ocracy. On the contrary, denial
of a culture destroys democracy
as thoroughly as attack on a cul
ture destroys it.
The Jews have brought to the
creation of this country as great
a contribution of enterprise, of
imaginativeness, of th6 pioneering
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ing Germany’s occupation of France
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ious relatives and friends seeking
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spirit and of gratitude for the
privileges a democracy brings as
my other group of people living
within our boundaries. The Jews
nust, to continue this contribution
f enterprise, retain every atom
f the courage which sent them
westward to the new land. Now
; means protecting the democra
y they helped build. They can
rotect it best by pointing out
very violation of democracy they
ee. If the violation is aimed, for
le moment, at the Jews alone, it
i no less aimed at the rest of us.
;y failing to see this, and to
hout it out so that all the world
lay hear, Jews are harming not
•nly themselves, but the rest of
is.
I therefore say: Jews! Stop Be
lg Afraid! He who strikes at
ou strikes at all of us. Do not
eny the existence of the enemy,
o not try to turn the other
leek, for it it not your cheek
le enemy is after, but your heart
id the hearts of all of us.
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