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The Jewish Declaration of War
on N*** Germany
The Economic Boycott of 1933
Article from The Barnes Review, Jan./Feb. 2001, pp. 41-45.
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By M. Raphael Johnson, Ph.D., assistant editor of TBR;
published here with kind permission from TBR.
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Few people know the facts about the singular event that helped spark
what ultimately became known as World War II – the international
Jewish declaration of war on Germany shortly after Adolf Hitler came
to power and well before any official German government sanctions or
reprisals against Jews were carried out. The March 24, 1933 issue of
The Daily Express of London (shown above) described how Jewish
leaders, in combination with powerful international Jewish financial
interests, had launched a boycott of Germany for the express purpose
of crippling her already precarious economy in the hope of bringing
down the new Hitler regime. It was only then that Germany struck back
in response. Thus, if truth be told, it was the worldwide Jewish
leadership – not the Third Reich – that effectively fired the first
shot in the Second World War. Prominent New York attorney Samuel
Untermyer (above right) was one of the leading agitators in the war
against Germany, describing the Jewish campaign as nothing less than a
Long before the Hitler government began restricting the rights of the
German Jews, the leaders of the worldwide Jewish community formally
declared war on the “New Germany” at a time when the U.S. government
and even the Jewish leaders in Germany were urging caution in dealing
with the new Hitler regime.
The war by the international Jewish leadership on Germany not only
sparked definite reprisals by the German government but also set the
stage for a little-known economic and political alliance between the
Hitler government and the leaders of the Zionist movement who hoped
that the tension between the Germans and the Jews would lead to
massive emigration to Palestine. In short, the result was a tactical
alliance between the Nazis and the founders of the modern-day state of
Israel – a fact that many today would prefer be forgotten.
To this day, it is generally (although incorrectly) believed that when
Adolf Hitler was appointed German chancellor in January of 1933, the
German government began policies to suppress the Jews of Germany,
including rounding up of Jews and putting them in concentration camps
and launching campaigns of terror and violence against the domestic
While there were sporadic eruptions of violence against Jews in
Germany after Hitler came to power, this was not officially sanctioned
or encouraged. And the truth is that anti-Jewish sentiments in Germany
(or elsewhere in Europe) were actually nothing new. As all Jewish
historians attest with much fervor, anti-Semitic uprisings of various
degrees had been ever-present in European history.
In any case, in early 1933, Hitler was not the undisputed leader of
Germany, nor did he have full command of the armed forces. Hitler was
a major figure in a coalition government, but he was far from being
the government himself. That was the result of a process of
consolidation which evolved later.
Even Germany’s Jewish Central Association, known as the Verein,
contested the suggestion (made by some Jewish leaders outside Germany)
that the new government was deliberately provoking anti-Jewish
The Verein issued a statement that “the responsible government
authorities [i.e. the Hitler regime] are unaware of the threatening
situation,” saying, “we do not believe our German fellow citizens will
let themselves be carried away into committing excesses against the
Despite this, Jewish leaders in the United States and Britain
determined on their own that it was necessary to launch a war against
the Hitler government.
On March 12, 1933 the American Jewish Congress announced a massive
protest at Madison Square Gardens for March 27. At that time the
commander in chief of the Jewish War Veterans called for an American
boycott of German goods. In the meantime, on March 23, 20,000 Jews
protested at New York’s City Hall as rallies were staged outside the
North German Lloyd and Hamburg-American shipping lines and boycotts
were mounted against German goods throughout shops and businesses in
New York City.