The Poisonous Mushroom
A mother and her young boy are gathering mushrooms
in the German forest. The boy finds some poisonous ones. The mother
explains that there are good mushrooms and poisonous ones, and, as
they go home, says:
"Look, Franz, human beings in this world are like
the mushrooms in the forest. There are good mushrooms and there are
good people. There are poisonous, bad mushrooms and there are bad
people. And we have to be on our guard against bad people just as
we have to be on guard against poisonous mushrooms. Do you understand
"Yes, mother," Franz replies. "I understand that in
dealing with bad people trouble may arise, just as when one eats a
poisonous mushroom. One may even die!"
"And do you know, too, who these bad men are, these
poisonous mushrooms of mankind?" the mother continued.
Franz slaps his chest in pride: "Of course I know,
mother! They are the Jews! Our teacher has often told us about them."
The mother praises her boy for his intelligence, and
goes on to explain the different kinds of "poisonous" Jews: the Jewish
pedlar, the Jewish cattle-dealer, the Kosher butcher, the Jewish doctor,
the baptised Jew, and so on.
"However they disguise themselves, or however friendly
they try to be, affirming a thousand times their good intentions to
us, one must not believe them. Jews they are and Jews they remain.
For our Volk they are poison."
"Like the poisonous mushroom!" says Franz.
"Yes, my child! Just as a single poisonous mushrooms
can kill a whole family, so a solitary Jew can destroy a whole village,
a whole city, even an entire Volk."
Franz has understood.
"Tell me, mother, do all non-Jews know that the Jew
is as dangerous as a poisonous mushroom?"
Mother shakes her head.
"Unfortunately not, my child. There are millions of
non-Jews who do not yet know the Jews. So we have to enlighten people
and warn them against the Jews. Our young people, too, must be warned.
Our boys and girls must learn to know the Jew. They must learn that
the Jew is the most dangerous poison-mushroom in existence. Just as
poisonous mushrooms spring up everywhere, so the Jew is found in every
country in the world. Just as poisonous mushrooms often lead to the
most dreadful calamity, so the Jew is the cause of misery and distress,
illness and death."
The author then concludes this story by pointing the
German youth must learn to recognise the Jewish Poison-mushroom.
They must learn what a danger the Jew is for the German Volk and for
the whole world. They must learn that the Jewish problem involves
the destiny of us all.
"The following tales tell the truth about the Jewish
poison-mushroom. They show the many shapes the Jew assumes. They show
the depravity and baseness of the Jewish race. They show the Jew for
what he really is:
The Devil in human form."
How To Tell A Jew
Things are lively in Mr. Birkmann's 7th grade boys'
class today. The teacher is talking about the Jews. Mr. Birkmann has
drawn pictures of Jews on the blackboard. The boys are fascinated.
Even the laziest of them, "Emil the Snorer," is paying attention,
not sleeping, as he so often does during other subjects. Mr. Birkmann
is a good teacher. All the children like him. They are happiest when
he talks about the Jews. Mr. Birkmann can do that well. He learned
about the Jews from life. He knows how to put it in gripping terms
such that the favorite hour of the day is the "Jewish hour." Mr. Birkmann
looks at the clock.
"It is noon," he says. "We should summarize what we
have learned in the past hour. What have we talked about?"
All the children raise their hands. The teacher calls
on Karl Scholz, a small lad in the front row. "We have talked about
how to recognize the Jews."
"Good. Say more!"
Little Karl reaches for the pointer, steps up to the
board and points at the drawings.
"One can most easily tell a Jew by his nose. The Jewish
nose is bent at its point. It looks like the number six. We call it
the Jewish six. Many non-Jews also have bent noses. But their noses
bend upwards, not downwards. Such a nose is a hook nose or an eagle
nose. It is not at all like a Jewish nose."
"Right!" says the teacher. "But the nose is not the
only way to recognize a Jew..."
The boy goes on. "One can also recognize a Jew by
his lips. His lips are usually puffy. The lower lip often protrudes.
The eyes are different too. The eyelids are mostly thicker and more
fleshy than ours. The Jewish look is wary and piercing. One can tell
from his eyes that is is a deceitful person."
The teacher calls on another lad. He is Fritz Muller,
and is the best in the class. He goes to the board and says:
"Jews are usually small to mid-sized. They have short
legs. Their arms are often very short too. Many Jews are bow-legged
and flat-footed. They often have a low, slanting forehead, a receding
forehead. Many criminals have such a receding forehead. The Jews are
criminals too. Their hair is usually dark and often curly like a Negro's.
Their ears are very large, and they look like the handles of a coffee
The teacher turns to the students.
"Pay attention, children. Why does Fritz always
say 'many Jews have bow legs', or 'they often have receding foreheads,'
or 'their hair is usually dark'?"
Heinrich Schmidt, a large, strong boy in the last
"Every Jew does not have these characteristics. Some
do not have a proper Jewish nose, but real Jewish ears. Some do not
have flat feet, but real Jewish eyes. Some Jews cannot be recognized
at first glance. There are even some Jews with blond hair. If we want
to be sure to recognize Jews, we must look carefully. But when one
looks carefully, one can always tell it is a Jew."
"Very good," the teacher says. "And now tell me about
other ways to tell Jews from non-Jews. Richard, come up here!"
Richard Krause, a smiling blond lad, goes to the board.
He says: "One can recognize a Jew from his movements and behavior.
The Jew moves his head back and forth. His gait is shuffling and unsteady.
The Jew moves his hands when he talks. He "jabbers". His voice is
often odd. He talks through his nose. Jews often have an unpleasant
sweetish odor. If you have a good nose, you can smell the Jews."
The teacher is satisfied.
"That how it is, kids. You have paid attention! If
you pay attention outside school and keep your eyes open, you won't
be fooled by the Jews."
The teacher goes to the lectern and turns the board.
On the other side a poem is written. The children read it out loud:
"From a Jew's face
The wicked Devil speaks to us,
The Devil who, in every country,
Is known as an evil plague.
Would we from the Jew be free,
Again be cheeful and happy,
Then must youth fight with us
To get rid of the Jewish Devil."
How the Jews Came to Us
The scene of the next story is a small German town.
School-children stop in the street to observe and comment on three
"Look at those creatures!" cries Fritz.
"Those sinister Jewish noses! Those lousy beards!
Those dirty, standing-out ears! Those bent legs! Those flat feet!
Those stained, fatty clothes! Look how they move their hands about!
How they haggle! And those are supposed to be men!"
"And what sort of men?" replies Karl. "They are criminals
of the worst sort."
He describes their trafficking in wares and how, when
they have money enough they
"get rid of their dirty clothes, cut their beards
off, de-louse themselves, put on up-to-date clothes and go about as
if they were not Jews. In Germany they speak German and behave as
though they were Germans. In France they speak French and act as Frenchmen.
In Italy they want to be Italians; in Holland, Dutch; in America,
Americans; and so on. So they carry on throughout the whole world."
Fritz laughs at this and says anyhow they can always
be recognized as Jews. Karl nods:
"Naturally, one can tell them if one uses one's eyes.
But unfortunately, there are still many who fall for the Jewish swindle."
"Not me! I know the Jews! I know too, a verse about
"Once they came from the East,
Dirty, lousy, without a cent;
But in a few years
They were well-to-do.
Today they dress very well;
Do not want to be Jews any more
So keep your eyes open and make a note:
Once a Jew, always a Jew!"
What is the Talmud?
Solly is thirteen years old. He is the son of the
livestock-Jew Blumenstock from Langenbach. There is no Jewish school
there. Solly therefore has to go to the German school. His schoolmates
don't like him. Solly is fresh and insolent. There are always fights.
And Solly is always responsible for them.
Today Solly doesn't have to go to school. He has to
visit a rabbi in the city. A rabbi is a Jewish preacher. And this
Jewish preacher wants to see if Solly has diligently studied the teachings
of the Jewish religion. Solly has gone to the synagogue. A synagogue
is the church of the Jews. The rabbi is waiting for him. He is an
old Jew with a long beard and a genuine devil's face. Solly bows.
The rabbi leads him to a reading table where there is a large, thick
book. It is the Talmud. The Talmud is the secret law book of the Jews.
The rabbi begins the examination.
"Solly, you have a non-Jewish teacher in school. And
every day you hear what the Gentiles say, what they believe, and the
laws by which they live . . ."
Solly interrupts the rabbi.
"Yes, rabbi, I hear that every day. But that doesn't
concern me. I am a Jew. I have laws to follow that are entirely different
from those of the Gentiles. Our laws are written down in the Talmud."
The rabbi nods.
"Right! And now I want to hear what you know about
them. Give me a few sayings or proverbs that you have heard in the
Solly thinks. Then he says:
"A proverb of the Gentiles is: 'Work is no disgrace.'"
"What do the Gentiles mean by that?"
"They mean to say that it is no disgrace when one
has to work."
"Do we Jews believe that?"
"No, we don't believe that! In our law book the Talmud
it is written:
Work is noxious and not to be done.
Therefore we Jews don't work, but mostly engage in
commerce. Gentiles are created to work. In the Talmud it also says:
The rabbi teaches: There is no lower occupation
than farming. A Jew should neither plow the field nor plant grain.
Commerce is far more bearable than tilling the soil."
The rabbi laughs.
"You've learned very well. But I know another Talmud
passage that you must learn."
He opens the Talmud. Solly must read:
The Gentiles are created to serve the Jews. They
must plow, sow, weed, dig, reap, bundle, soft, and grind. The Jews
are created to find everything ready.
The rabbi continues his examination.
"Tell me several more principles or proverbs of the
"The Gentiles say: "Be ever loyal and upright. Honor
is the surest defense."
"What do the Gentiles mean by that?"
"They mean that one should always be honest in life.
One should not lie and cheat. That's what the Gentiles say."
"And what do we Jews do?"
"We may lie and cheat Gentiles. In the Talmud it says:
It is permitted for Jews to cheat Gentiles. All
lies are good.
And furthermore it is written:
It is forbidden for a Jew to cheat his brother.
To cheat a Gentile is permitted.
When we loan the Gentiles money, we must demand usurious interest.
For in the Talmud it is written:
Concerning robbery it is taught: Gentiles may not rob each other.
The Gentile may not rob the Jews. But the Jews may at any time rob
It further says:
If a Jew has stolen something from a Gentile and the Gentile discovers
it and demands it back, the Jew should simply deny it all. The Jewish
court will stand by the Jew.
It is also permitted for us Jews to buy stolen goods from a thief,
when they come from Gentiles. We Jews may also be fences without sinning
before our God. Smuggling and tax evasion are also permitted for us
Jews. In the Talmud it is written that we may cheat Gentile authorities
of customs and taxes. It says:
Smuggling is permitted, for it is written: You need not pay what
Also thievery is permitted for Jews. But we may steal only from the
Gentiles. The Talmud says:
The words 'Thou Shalt Not Steal' in the text refer only to thievery
from Jews. Stealing from Gentiles is not meant."
"What does that mean?" the rabbi asked.
"That means that we cannot steal from or cheat Jews. But we can cheat
Gentiles at any time. That is permitted for us."
The rabbi is satisfied.
"Excellent! In conclusion, give me several more laws from the Talmud."
Solly is delighted with the rabbi's praise. Solly says: "In the Talmud
it is written:
Only the Jew is human. The Gentile peoples are not called people,
rather they are named animals.
And because we see Gentiles as animals, we call them goy, it is also
permitted for us at any time to perjure ourselves before a Gentile
court. In the Talmud it is written:
The Jew is permitted to swear falsely before a Gentile court.
Such an oath is always to be seen as compelled. Even when a Jew swears
by the name of God, he is allowed to tell a lie, and in his heart
to reject the oath he has made.
Furthermore, in the Book of Sirach it says:
Terrify all the nations, 0 Judah! Lift up your hands against the
Gentiles! Incite the wrath of the Gentiles against each other and
pour out anger! Shatter the princes who are enemies to the Jews."
"Enough!" interrupts the rabbi. He comes up to Solly and shakes his
hand. Then he says:
"You are a fine Talmud student. You will become a real Jew. Always
think about what the Talmud demands of you. The teachings and laws
of the Talmud are more important and more to be obeyed than the laws
of the Old Testament. The teachings of the Talmud are the words of
the living Jewish god. He who breaks the laws of the Talmud deserves
death. You should think about that throughout your whole life. If
you always follow the Talmud laws diligently, you will join our biblical
fathers in the Jewish heaven. Amen!"
Murder, thievery, and lies
Robbery, perjury, and cheating
These are all permitted for the Jews,
As every Jewish child knows.
In the Talmud it is written,
What Jews hate and what they love,
What Jews think and how they live,
All is ordained by the Talmud.
Why the Jews Let Themselves Be Baptized
This story tells about the baptizing of a Jewish man and his wife.
The picture shows a fat, sallow-faced man and a pink-powdered woman
coming out of Church, both holding large prayer-books in their hands,
while the priest at the Church door is giving them a parting blessing.
Two blond German girls in the background comment upon this scene.
They comment on their appearance and point out that the baptism makes
no difference: they are Jews just the same.
"Do you know our girls' leader once told us : 'Just as little as
a Negro can be made into a German by baptism, can a Jew be made into
a non-Jew.' "
Grete stamps her feet angrily on the ground:
"I do not understand these priests who go on baptizing Jews even
today. By doing so they admit a criminal mob into the churches."
"I believe a time will come when the Christians will curse the clergy
who once allowed Jews to enter the Christian Church. For the Jews
only want to destroy the Christian Church. And they will destroy it
if our clergy go on allowing Jews to enter. There is a saying:
'If a Jew comes along
Wanting a priest to baptize him,
Be on your guard and beware;
Jew remains always Jew!
Baptismal water helps not a jot.
That does not make the Jew any better!
He is a Devil in Time
And remains so through Eternity!' "
How A German Peasant Was Driven From House And Farm
This story tells how a German peasant was driven from his land and
farm by a Jewish financier, who, enforcing usurious interests, ruins
the peasant and compels him to sell his farm. The picture shows the
Jew in the background enforcing his claim, while in the fore a neighbouring
peasant and his young son discuss what is taking place.
Little Paul is frightfully shocked. His eyes sparkle with anger.
"What a mean Jew!" he says. Then he is silent awhile. Full of loathing,
he looks at the Jew. He would like best to break the waterjug on the
creature's head. But what could the little fellow do! That would not
help his neighbour.
"Father, when I am grown up and have a farm of my own, I will always
think of our neighbour. And no Jew shall ever enter my house. I will
write on the door : Jews prohibited! And if a Jew were to come in,
I would at once throw him out!"
The Father nods:
"Right, Paul! One should have nothing to do with a Jew. The Jew will
always cheat us. The Jew will take from us all we possess. Every peasant
must make a note of that!"
"Yes," says little Paul, "and I will always think of the saying which
teacher has taught us at school:
'The peasant prays to the Lord:
Oh, keep the hail from us,
Protect us from lightning and flood,
Then we shall have again good harvest.
But worse than these plagues,
Never forget, is the Jews!
Be warned: Look out
For the bloodthirsty Jew!'"
How Jewish Traders Cheat
This story introduces a Jewish hawker who tries to sell bad cloth
to a young German peasant girl.
It is a festival evening in the village when the Jew turns up with
his wares. The Jew flatters the peasant woman and spreads out his
"Everything the heart desires, Levy has for sale."
But the German peasant girl turns down his offers.
The Jew persists, and shows her some stuff of
"... purest wool. That will make a dress for you, woman, so that
you will look like a Baroness or a Princess, like a Queen. And cheap,
too, that I can tell you!"
But the peasant woman knows the Jew too well.
"I am buying nothing from you," she says, and goes away.
The Jew packs up and goes away cursing. He consoles himself with
the knowledge that there are lots of other peasants who can be more
easily duped than this one. The story concludes:
Woe to the woman, however, who lets herself be taken in by his chatter.
It will happen to her. As has happened to so many other peasant women
once they have let the Jew in. There is no escape. There is an old
'The Jewish hawker
Is a cheat and seducer.
He lies all the time
And you -- you pay the price.
So many have gone through the mill.
Would you be saved from these penalties.
Then don't let the Jew come in
And buy only from a German.'
The Experience of Hans and Else with a Strange Man
In this story a Jew tries to entice little children to his home,
by giving them caramels. The little boy saves his sister by calling
Else begins to have plenty of sweets.
Hans asks from where they are coming.
"I have got them from a strange man. But don't tell mother! The man
strictly forbade me to do so!"
Hans is curious. They arrange to go together. The "man" wants them
to go with him.
Hans hesitates -- Hans thought:
'What does the man want of us? Why should we go with him?'
Suddenly a great fear comes over him.
"You are a Jew!" he cries and seizing his sister, runs off as fast
as his legs will carry him. At the corner of the street he meets a
policeman. Quickly Hans tells his story. The policeman gets on his
motor-bike and soon overtakes the strange man. He handcuffs him and
takes him to prison.
At home, subsequently, there is great rejoicing. The police praise
Hans for being a brave lad. His mother gives him a large piece of
chocolate while teaching him the following saying:
"A devil goes through the land,
The Jew he is, known to us all
As murderer of the peoples and polluter of the races,
The terror of children in every country!
He wants to ruin the youth.
He wants all peoples to die.
Have nothing to do with a Jew
Then you'll be happy and gay!"
Inge's Visit to a Jewish Doctor
Inge is sick. For several days she has had a light fever and a headache.
But Inge did not want to go to the doctor.
"Why go to the doctor for such a trifle?" she said again and again
when her mother suggested it. Finally her mother insisted.
"March! Go to Dr. Bernstein and let him examine you!" her mother
"Why Dr. Bernstein? He is a Jew! And no real German girl goes to
a Jew," Inge replied.
Her mother laughed.
"Don't talk nonsense! Jewish doctors are all right. They are always
chattering nonsense about it at your BDM [League of German Girls]
meetings. What do those girls know about it?"
"Mother, you can say what you want, but you can't slander the BDM.
You should know that we BDM girls understand the Jewish question better
than many of our parents. Our leader gives a short talk about the
Jews nearly every week. Just recently she said: 'A German may not
go to a Jewish doctor! Particularly not a German girl! Because the
Jews want to destroy the German people. Many girls who went to a Jewish
doctor for healing found instead sickness and shame!' That's what
our leader said, Mother. And she's right!"
Her mother grew impatient.
"You always think you know more than the grown-ups. What you said
just isn't true. Look, Inge. I know Dr. Bernstein well. He is a fine
"But he is a Jew! And the Jews are our deadly enemies," Inge replied.
Now her mother became really angry.
"That's enough, you naughty child! Go to Dr. Bernstein right now!
If you don't, I'll teach you how to obey me!"
Her mother screamed and raised her hand.
Inge did not want to be disobedient, so she went. Went to the Jewish
Inge sits in the waiting room of the Jewish doctor. She had to wait
a long time. She leafs through the magazines that are on the table.
But she is much too nervous to be able to read more than a few sentences.
Again and again she thinks back on the conversation with her mother.
And again and again she recalls the warning of her BDM leader: "A
German may not go to a Jewish doctor! Particularly a German girl!
Many girls who went to a Jewish doctor for healing found instead sickness
As Inge entered the waiting room, she had had a strange experience.
From the examination room of the doctor came crying. She heard the
voice of a girl:
"Doctor! Doctor! Leave me alone!"
Then she heard the scornful laugh of a man. Then all was suddenly
silent. Breathlessly Inge had listened.
"What does all that mean?" she asked herself, and her heart beat
faster. Once again she thought of the warnings of her BDM leader.
Inge has been waiting for an hour. Again she picks up the magazines
and tries to read. Then the door opens. Inge looks up. The Jew appears.
A cry comes from Inge's mouth. In terror she lets the newspaper drop.
Terrified, she jumps up. Her eyes stare in the face of the Jewish
doctor. And this face is the face of the Devil. In the middle of this
devilish face sits an enormous crooked nose. Behind the glasses glare
two criminal eyes. And a grin runs across the protruding lips. A grin
that wants to say: "Now I have you at last, little German girl!"
The Jew comes towards her. His fat fingers grasp for her. But now
Inge has recovered. Before the Jew can grab her she hits the fat face
of the Jew-doctor. Then a leap to the door. Breathlessly Inge runs
down the steps. Breathlessly she dashes out of the Jew-house.
In tears she returns home. Her mother is shocked to see her child.
"For God's sake, Inge! What happened?"
It is a long time before the child can say anything. Finally Inge
tells about her experience with the Jew-doctor. Her mother listens
in horror. And when Inge finishes her story, her mother lowers her
head in shame.
"Inge, I shouldn't have sent you to a Jewish doctor. When you left
I regretted it. I couldn't relax. I wanted to call you back. I suspected
suddenly that you were right. I suspected that something would happen
to you. But everything came out all right, thank God!"
Her mother moans, and tries to conceal her tears.
Gradually Inge calms down. She laughs again. "Mother, you've done
a lot for me. Thank you. But you have to promise me something: about
the BDM . . . "
Her mother doesn't let her finish.
"I know what you want to say, Inge. I promise. I'm finding that one
can learn even from you children."
"You're right, Mother. We BDM girls, we know what we want, even if
we are not always understood. Mother, you taught me many sayings.
Today I want to give you one to learn." And slowly and significantly
The Devil, it was he
Who sent the Jew-doctor to Germany.
Like a devil he defiles
The German woman, Germany's honor.
The German people, they'll not be sound
Unless very soon the way is found
To German healing, German ways,
To German doctors in future days.
How The Jew Treats His Domestic Help
This story tells of a 23 year-old Rosa, who went into domestic service,
using a Jewish agency in Vienna. For four weeks the parents have heard
nothing of her. They are troubled. Finally a letter comes from Rosa
telling how she was handed on and her experience, and how, finally,
she reached a Jewish home in England, via the Jewish Agency. In England:
"They were again Jews. I got only small wages and had to work from
early morning till late at night. I had almost nothing to eat. The
Jews treated me as if I were a dog. I was perpetually insulted."
The letter goes on to tell how she was rescued by the wife of a good
German business man, who was on a visit to London.
"They rescued me from slavery. They even bought me a return ticket."
"The Jew is a devil. I shall hate him as long as I live. And I shall
always think of the saying I heard yesterday:
'German woman, great or small,
The Jew calls you simply: Goja.
He hates you, corrupts you,
Treats you worse than cattle.
If a girl wants to keep herself pure
Let her steer clear of the Jews!
If she wants to make good in life's struggle,
Let her have no truck with the Jews!' "
How Two Women Were Tricked by Jewish Lawyers
This story tells how a Jewish lawyer, by making the same promises
to two German women, complainant and defendant, takes fees from both.
In the Court judgment is given: "Both women are guilty. Both must
After the Court proceedings the two Jewish lawyers who have so arranged
the case congratulate one another on the good business they have done:
"Now we have muloted [sic] the two Gojas of their money, we can put
it in our sack!"
The two German women recognize they have been cheated, make peace
with one another, and take the experience as a warning never to quarrel
"Never to go again to Jewish lawyers."
"We will remember all our lives this saying:
'The Jewish Lawyer
Has no feeling for Justice.
He only goes to Court
Because of the prospect of money.
Whether brave and good people
Wear themselves out and bleed,
Leaves the Jew completely cold.
Never go to a Jewish lawyer.'"
How Jews Torment Animals
In this story the accusations of ritual murder are repeated. Two
boys, Kurt and Otto, go to a Jewish slaughter house, hide themselves,
where they can watch the Jews killing a cow. The process of fixing
the cow and the operation is described, involving callous brutality
and Schadenfreude on the part of the Jewish butchers. Four Jews hold
down the cow while its neck is being cut.
The Jews stand there and -- laugh."
At the end, Otto says:
"Kurt, now I believe you. The Jews are the meanest persons in the
"Yes, the Jews are a murderous people. With the same brutality and
lust for blood with which they kill animals they also kill human beings.
Have you ever heard of ritual murders? On such occasions the Jews
kill boys and girls, men and women. From the beginning Jews have been
murderers. They are Devils in human form. There is a saying:
'Anger, envy, hatred, rage,
Are in the blood of the Jew,
Towards every people on the earth
Who do not belong to the 'Chosen.'
He kills animals and men,
His blood-lust knows no bounds.
The world can only recover
When it is rid of the Jew.' "
What Christ Said about the Jews
A peasant mother returning from field-work, with her three children,
pauses before a way-side Christ. The mother talks to them about the
wickedness of the Jews.
"She points to the Cross, which stands by the road:
" 'Children, look there! The Man who hangs on the Cross was one of
the greatest enemies of the Jews of all time. He knew the Jews in
all their corruption and meanness. Once He drove the Jews out with
a whip, because they were carrying on their money-dealings in the
Church. He called the Jews: killers of men from the beginning. By
that He meant that the Jews in all times have been murderers. He said
further to the Jews: Your father is the Devil! Do you know, children,
what that means? It means that the Jews descend from the Devil. And
because they descend from the Devil they can but live like devils.
So they commit one crime after another.'
"The children look thoughtfully at the Cross. Mother continues:
" 'Because this Man knew the Jews, because He proclaimed the truth
to the world, he had to die. Hence the Jews murdered Him. They drove
nails through His hands and feet and let Him slowly bleed. In such
a horrible way the Jews took their revenge. And in a similar way they
have killed many others who had the courage to tell the truth about
the Jews. Always remember these things, children. When you see the
Cross, think of the terrible murder by the Jews on Golgotha. Remember
that the Jews are children of the Devil and human murderers. Remember
'As long as Jews have been on earth
There have been enemies of the Jews.
They gave warning of the Jewish blood
And even sacrificed their blood,
So that the world might know the Devil
And not plunge into ruin;
So that the world might soon be freed
From its slavery to the Jew.' "
Money is the God of the Jews
Liselotte looks out at the cottage window towards evening and talks
to her mother about the hard way in which father has to work. She
"Do you know, mother, what I sometimes wish? I should like to be
rich. Very rich! And with my money I would make people happy. I should
love to help the poor!"
They go on talking. Liselotte asks:
"Tell me, mother, how does it happen that the Jews are so rich? Our
teacher has told us at school that here are thousands of Jews in the
world who are millionaires. And yet the Jews do not work. It is the
non-Jews who must work. The Jew only trades. But one cannot become
a millionaire by trading with paper, bones, old clothing and furniture!"
Mother explains how it is done.
"The Jew is quite indifferent when the cheated non-Jew goes hungry.
Jews have no pity. They strive for one thing: -- money. They do not
care two hoots how they get it."
Liselotte asks how they can behave in this mean way.
"Child, one thing you must realise. The Jew is not a person like
us. The Jew is a Devil. And a Devil has no sense of honour. A Devil
deals only in meanness and crime. You have read your Bible, Liselotte.
There it says the Jewish God once said to the Jews: 'You must eat
up the people of the earth!' Do you know what that means? It means
the Jew should destroy all other peoples. They should bleed and exploit
them till they die. That is what it means."
Liselotte tries to understand these things.
"Yes, my child, that's the Jew! The God of the Jews is gold. There
is no crime he would not commit to get it. He has no rest till he
can sit on the top of a gold-sack. He has no rest till he has become
King Money. And with this money he would make us all into slaves and
destroy us. With this money he seeks to dominate the whole world.
All that is contained in the following saying:
'The Jew has only one idea in this world;
It is: Money, Money, Money!
By every kind of trick and device
To make himself immeasurably rich.
What cares he for scorn and contempt!
Money was and is his God!
Through money he hopes to lord it over us,
And achieve the mastery of the world.' "
How Worker Hartmann Became a National-Socialist
This story tells how a decent German worker, after listening to the
talk of a Jewish speaker in a Communist meeting, turns away in disgust
and joins the National-Socialists of Herr Hitler.
The Hitler-Youth is out for a tramp. On the way they meet worker
Hartmann and they invite him to tell them a story. Worker Hartmann
tells how, years ago, unemployed, he became a Communist. He describes
the Communist meetings. One day he observes that the leaders are Jews.
"And as one of the Jews was always talking about Russia and always
saying it was best there, I grew angry and interrupted: Why are you
always talking about Russia? We are German workers! Yes, we're Germans.
We want to hear something about Germany, not Russia!"
He goes on to tell how the speaker grew fearfully angry and finally
"What do we care about Germany? All that matters is that we get on
and have a good time!"
"Now I knew enough. We workers should become traitors to the Fatherland.
We should co-operate with the Jews for the ruin of Germany. I would
not be a traitor to the Fatherland. No, never! I turned my back on
the Jews and left the meeting. Three others came with me. That night
I could not sleep. But then I knew what to do. I left the Communist
Party. Later, I found my way to Adolf Hitler. And I say to you: I
shall stay with Hitler as long as I live. I knew the Jews. I shall
always think of the song that we workers sung:
'If a Volk wants to be powerful
It must hold firmly together.
For strikes and upsets and the Class struggle
Are the ruin of a Volk.
This the world has been taught often enough
Throughout the centuries.
Eternal peace will only come
When we have been freed from the Jews.'"
Are There Decent Jews?
Four Germans sit talking in a public house. One is a Jew, Salomon,
who is telling the others that the Jews are the most decent people
to be found anywhere.
Zimmermann won't have it and cites cases of Jewish rogues he has
The Jew gets uneasy, and seeks a way out by saying:
"Oh well, but those are exceptions!"
The peasant joins in the talk and supports Zimmermann.
"Salomon gets angry. He has paid for the beer and still must listen
to that sort of talk from them.
"You talk a lot of stupid nonsense!" he cries, "but not a word about
decent Jews. And there are plenty of decent Jews. Am I not one? Was
I not a soldier at the front? Did I not defend the Fatherland. Have
I not paid for your beer, you impudent creatures, stupid Gois!"
There is silence in the room. Then the worker gets up who has said
little, and throws a coin to the Jew.
"Finished, Salomon. Here is your money. We will not have you paying
for us. But now you shall have the truth! You liar! You never heard
a bullet. You were 'indispensable' and stayed at home profiteering,
then you were with the Reds, calling 'Down with Germany!' 'Long live
the World Revolution!' And now you are a decent Jew? Not a bit of
it! There aren't any decent Jews.
Salomon picks up his hat and runs like the Devil from the public
house. Everybody laughs.
"What a pity he has gone!" says mine host. "I should like to have
repeated the following saying to him:
'So oft we hear the yarn
How brave such and such a few was.
How he gave his money to the poor
And was an angel in the world.
A Jew, like a pure angel?
That must be a fairy tale!
Who invents such things?
It is the Jew, himself, who does it!'"
Without Solving the Jewish Question No Salvation for Mankind
"The Pimpfs of the Hitler Boys' Organization (Jungvolk) are proud
of their black uniform. 'We are the real Hitler-men' say the Pimpfs.
Although 'men' is a bit overdone, they are right in one thing: the
Pimpfs are loyal to the Fuhrer in life and death."
The Pimpfs are talking - in this concluding story -- among themselves.
One of them describes a National-Socialist Party march in Munich on
the previous November 9th.
"Next to the Fuhrer was General Goering, who was formerly severely
wounded at the Felderrnhalle. I saw, too, Reichministers Dr. Goebbels,
Frick, Rust and the Reichsleiter Rosenberg, Amann, Schwarz, our Reich
Youth Leader Schirach and many other old campaigners. Before the F?hrer
was carried the Blood-Flag, which received its consecration on November
9th. 1923. And in front of the Blood-Flag marched a man who, in 1923,
too, was in the front and the thick of it: Julius Streicher."
Another Pimpf says: "We know him all right. He is the enemy of the
Jews. That is why all the Jews hate him."
"You are right" says another. "The Jews hate and insult only those
whom they most fear. And they are afraid of Streicher."
Another Pimpf, hitherto silent, draws attention to a placard, which
reads: "Julius Streicher is speaking in the Volk's Hall about 'The
Jews are our Undoing! (Ungluck)' "
"Let us go" says Konrad. "I've so long wanted to hear him."
Erich says: "I heard him once in a meeting two years ago."
"Tell us about him!" cry the other two Pimpfs.
Erich relates: "The meeting was packed. Thousands of people were
there. At first, Streicher spoke about the years of struggle and the
great achievements of the Hitler-Reich. Then he came to the Jewish
question. What he said was so clear and simple that even we youngsters
could understand. He took his examples always from life itself. Once
he was very funny and made jokes, so we all had to laugh. Then he
became deeply earnest and it was so still in the room, you could have
heard a pin drop. He spoke of the Jews and their revolting crimes.
He spoke of the great danger the Jews were to the whole world.
'Without a solution of the Jewish question, No salvation for Mankind!"
"That is what he said to us. We all understood. And when at the end
he had called Sieg-Heil for the Fuhrer, we had a storm of enthusiasm
for him. Streicher had spoken for two-hours. It only seemed like a
few minutes to us.
"Yes, my dear friends! I shall always think of that meeting. And
I shall never forget the speaking-choir which we heard at the end
of the gathering:
" 'From the Germany Hitler created Resounds a cry to the whole world:
Free yourselves from the Jewish hand And save both Volk and Fatherland!
The world awakes in Juda's chains
Germany alone it knows can save!
Through German idea and German Being
Will one day the whole world be restored.' "
The concluding picture shows some Pimpfs looking at this Julius Streicher
photo-placard, announcing his meeting.
Under the picture is written:
"These who are fighting against the Jews
are struggling with the Devil!
This stories comes from Der Giftpilz, an anti-Semitic children's
book published by Julius Streicher, the publisher of Der Sturmer.
He was executed as a war criminal in 1946. This summary and partial
translation is taken from a 1938 publication issued by the "Friends
of Europe" in London, an organization to which I have not been able
to find a successor to request permission to reprint.