Salient: Victoria University Students' Newspaper. Vol. 24, No. 11. 1961
Two, Four, Six, Eight-Who Do We Exterminate?
Two, Four, Six, Eight-Who Do We Exterminate?
In recent months we have been subjected to a barrage of propaganda from the children of Israel. Following the success of the Power's trial after the U.2 spy flight, the Jewish people have gone one better. Their trial of Adolf Eichmann is bigger, brighter and the best. I am not trying to condone the despicable activities of the Nazis; but it is trials like this that make a mockery of the name of justice. Nine million Jews died because of the Nazis. Their own people have cheapened the cause for which they died by sensationalising it. Let's face it—they've made money out of it. The Jewish backers of the film telling of the capture of Eichmann will make money out of it. Too often the embarrassing emotions involved has prevented anyone discussing the Jewish problem. Their position in Germany between the Wars must be evaluated without being influenced by this emotion or guilt complex. A section of the German Jewish community were a disgrace to their race and provided Hitler with ammunition to support his fallacious theories.
Germany emerged from the Great War ruined economically and industrially. In traditional fashion the Peace Treaty was a "carve up." The map of Europe was redrawn to the advantage of the Allies. The reparations demanded were exorbitant. In the early spring of 1923 with the French occupation of the Ruhr—the key point in Germany's industrial system—galloping inflation set in. When the inflation ended and the Mark was stabilised at four trillion, two hundred billion to the dollar, the national debt and the standing mortgages on land and industry had been virtually wiped out. The larger landowners, who had not been forced by hunger to sell during the crash, and the great industrialists and astuter financial mainpulators found themselves richer than they had been before. Mortgages and prior charges were artificially eliminated. But the chief gainers were those who had been able to command foreign currency or credit during the inflationary period. Theirs had been the opportunity of buying up the assets of a nation at "rock-bottom" prices. While others were selling frantically and at almost any sacrifice to save themselves from starvation, they had been purchasers. Anyone who had a relation or friend abroad capable of advancing the smallest amount of foreign currency could enjoy for easy reaping a golden harvest he had never sown. It was the Jews with their international affiliations and their hereditary flair for finance who were best able to seize such opportunities. By purchasing the movable assets of his neighbours for a song during the universal want of inflation and reselling abroad for foreign currency, the Jewish people were able to buy a large amount of real property in Germany. It was perfectly natural and from their point of view perfectly just that they should do so. And as the sun does not shine often on their race they made hay as fast as they could. In 1938, after five years of anti-Semetic legislation and persecution they still owned, according to the Times Correspondent in Berlin, something like a third of the real t property in the Reich. Most of it came into their hands during the Inflation. In the temporary boom of prosperity that followed the Inflation the Jews obtained a wonderful ascendancy in politics, business and the learned professions. Though there were little more than half a million of them in the middle of a nation of 62 million—that is less than one per cent, of the population—their control of the national wealth and power soon lost all relation to their numbers. The publishing trade, the cinema, the theatres, and a large part of the press, were controlled by the Jews—all the normal means, in fact, by which public opinion in a civilised country is formed. At this time, it was not the Aryans who exercised racial discrimination. It was a discrimination which operated without violence.
Of the 200,000 or more Jews who congregated in the capital, a quarter were aliens who did not bother to acquire German nationality. Their inherited instinct was to skim the cream rather than to waste vain time and effort in making enduring things which would only be taken from them by their Christian oppressors before they could be enjoyed. They were exponents of the get-rich-quick philosophy that all persecution tends to beget: lovers of the flamboyant and the arts of advertisement: scorners of the slow and un-showy creative virtues of discipline, labour and craftsmanship—of all, that is, that the solid and more sedentary native Teuton means by thorough.
Beggars on horseback are seldom popular, least of all with those whom, they have thrown out of the saddle. They were arrogant, they were vulgar and they were vicious. The films, plays and books of the time seem to be largely concerned with the triumphs of financial crooks, criminal and prostitutes.
The moral degradation of the German capital had to be seen to be believed.
Hundreds of cabarets, pleasure resorts and the like served for purposes of getting acquainted and acquiring the right mood. Most of them were owned and managed by Jews. The perversion which has always been a major German failing was now exploited and stimulated by Jewish caterers who, while seldom sharing such tastes, did not hesitate to turn them to their profit. Berlin was the pornographic mecca of Europe and 93 per cent, of the bookstalls were owned by Jews.
There were other ways in which the new rulers of Germany offended popular susceptibilities. With the inauguration of the Republic a wave of financial corruption swept the country. Sharp dealing, dishonest manipulation of figures under company law, bribery and corruption came to be regarded as the standard methods of doing business in a state which had formerly prided itself on its financial rectitude. The names of Jews were too often associated with such practises.
The financial scandals of that age, such as that of the four Sklarek brothers and the Barmats—all Jews—shook the confidence in the Republic and lowered the whole national standard of good faith. A Lithuanian Jew named Kutisker, who entered the country without passport or identity papers, was able under the protection of a highly placed police official of his own race, to get away with more than 14,000,000 gold marks of the public money advanced to him by the Prussian State Bank in credits for his fraudulent companies. Swindles defrauding investors and taxpayers of vast sums became almost normal. Nepotism was rampant, as always where power passes into the hands of a class which has not yet learnt to treat privilege as a trust. The average Jew did not let his religious views intrude on his private or business life. One eminent Jewish financier, according to the Directory of Directors for 1930, held no less than 115 directorships. Fifteen others of the same favoured race shared 718 between them.
I think that if the Jewish community had controlled through their tighter knit organisation the activities of a large section of their sect Hitler would have been forced to use the Communists and the Soviet Union as scapegoats; and his path to political power would have been much more difficult if the Jewish community had not abused their trust.