Background: The following editorial by Julius Streicher was published
in March, 1943. At this point, Streicher was confined to his country estate
after being convicted by a Nazi tribunal of gross misuse of office, but
Hitler still guaranteed him the resources necessary to continue publishing
his anti-Semitic newspaper. It is a good example of Streicher’s style.
For more information on the Stürmer and its editor, see
my book on Julius
The source: Der Stürmer, #12/1943.
The Death Blow
by Julius Streicher
He who lives the life of a criminal wants to avoid being seen as one.
His dark behavior forces him to wear the mask of the ordinary man, the
mask of the harmless.
The Jews live the lives of criminals. From the beginning,
they have been told by their desert god El-Schaddei Jahwe that
their task is to seize the products of the work of others and
make themselves masters. From the moment the Jews decided to
enslave other nations by committing crimes against humanity,
they knew they were in great danger. If their crimes became known,
they risked annihilation from a threatened humanity. It was necessary
for the Jews to conceal their plans for world domination, to
keep Gentiles from an awareness of the abyss before which they
The course of world history makes it clear that the Jews succeeded
in hiding the great danger of World Jewry from Gentiles. The
Jews are masters at deflecting suspicion. They even succeeded
in getting Gentiles to believe that the Jews had received a godly
mission to save humanity. The Jews owe their toleration to the
spiritual conquest of Aryan peoples who converted to Christianity,
which enabled them step by step to carry out their plans of enslavement.
The Christian command of brotherly love, which demands that its
adherents love even their enemies, always caused rising hatred
against the Jews to fade into suicidal toleration.
But not always! World history gives witness that the voice
of the blood breaks the dam that holds back the will to racial
and national self assertion. For a thousand years popular uprisings
have sought to free people from their torturers. But these popular
uprisings lacked unified leadership. In the end, the Jew was
The twentieth century has the task of saving the European peoples from
taking the last step into the abyss. Under the leadership of National
Socialism, the awakened German people are leading Europe into total war.
It is a total war that will give the death blow to the torturer of the
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