Excerpts from Julius Streicher’s speeches
by Der Stürmer
My fellow Germans! Evenings I walk through the streets of our bustling city and observe: I see thousands of workers pass by in poor clothing, after strenuous hours of daily work, with their lunch boxes in their hands. Often I catch snatches of conversation. They speak of their sorrowful lives and their unending misery. However, there are also people who pass by me who do not work, wearing costly fur coats, with thick necks and fat bellies. They are the Jews, who are taking their evening stroll.
They speak of profits and business. What a contrast between the German workers and these Jews! I always ask myself: Why is the Jew never a worker? Why doesn’t he ever engage in the business of honourable creativity? Why does he become rich and make profits without any effort? The Jew is born to haggle and bargain in wares and riches. My Folk! A Folk born to haggling have no right to live alongside a Folk who have, for millennia, readily nourished themselves through honourable work. All German people work — the Jew lives at the expense of the German!
The Jew has never taken an interest in the history of our Folk. During the Great War the percentage of Jews in battle was about to have been made public. When the Jews heard of this intention, they turned to the Kaiser and threatened to cease all war loans if this was carried out. Actually, the availability of the portion of Jews in the German fight was already known. Today it is possible for me to present you with such figures: of 100 German soldiers, 3 fell in battle; while of 100 Jewish soldiers, 1 fell. And we don’t wonder over it! Just as the German would have no interest in the affairs of China were the Chinese Folk fighting another country, so the Jew had no occasion to show interest in Germany during the Great War. The Jew is a foreigner, therefore he naturally must behave like a foreigner! But the Jew did not emerge comfortably in Germany alone, but in other lands as well. It is therefore wrong to say that France, England, and the other Allies won the War. The International Jew was the one and only victor! This is the same overall goal wherever he lives: whether Germany, England, France, or other countries, JEWS REMAIN JEWS!
We know that Germany will only be free when the Jew is shut out of the life of the German Folk. We are of the belief that the reconciliation of a Folk can finally come only when that Folk is freed from the mastery of the Jew. You Communists who believe in the Jewish Internationale will finally come to realise that this will not bring you fortune. Stay German! Think nationalistically! When all Folks have shaken off the Jewish yoke, then the way will be free for a new Internationale, to a real Folks’ community!
How, though, do we proceed against the Jewish exploiters? The Enemy has spread the rumour that we are preparing an attempted uprising. The organised Jewish press drips with such terrible news. My Comrades! We know an attempted uprising is not feasible. We will, however, enlighten the German Folk until the Jewish threat is fully realised. When our Folk are again German, think German, and act German, then we will have reached our goal. That is the time when many rulers of Civil Government and Parliament will pack their bags and disappear. This moment will never lead to power, but, on the contrary, will be born from power itself.
Many times one hears that our goal should be monarchy. Yes, some even believe that we will restore the Kaiser to his throne! What a laughable rumour! We would never think of it! We have never had a German Kaiser. Wilhelm II was surrounded by the Jews Ballin and Rathenau. They exercised a great influence over the Kaiser and tried to alienate him from his Folk. We strive for neither Monarchy nor Republic. Our goal is a German State cleansed of Jews!
While in the past many Germans lived ignorantly of it, the Jew perceived the significance of the present historical moment. With the basest means he fought the National Socialist Movement. Through personal smears against The Leader, the Jew tried to inflict shame on our Movement. In those days one had apparently spread the report that I was previously convicted of a sexual crime. I ask you to name this slanderer so I can turn him over to the authorities. When I was, a short time ago, sentenced to 14 days in prison for offences against the Jewish religion, the Jewish led press could not wait to publish the fact. However, if an Appeals Court had reduced the sentencing to a mere fine, it would be a long time until this press published such a fact! How my enemies would look forward to my being locked up and pushed out of my job! The Franconian Daily Post has already demanded that I be relieved of my job and be placed in a lunatic asylum! Publicly one has spread the smear that I receive a fee for my political efforts. I declare here, that it is indeed unfortunate that no Germans could be found who care for the revival of Germany. The Jews are not so petty when their goals are concerned. I receive not a Pfennig for my work. I believe I have the right to say that I have made enough personal sacrifice. Let someone attack and kick me — I’ll fight until victory! And this we will obtain, even if others now have power! My belief is, that the German Folk, after witnessing so much misery, will one day rise again!
27th June, 1938, Summer Solstice Celebrations, Hesselberg Mountain Near Nürnberg
I never leave this mountain without reminding you of the devil that goes about waiting to swallow us up. As a youth, I felt that there were some dark forces coming from the Devil. Today I have become enlightened, and I repeat over and over again that the racial question is the key to world history. The Jew has brought misfortune into the world. Christ said of the Jews: You are the children of the Devil, you have been criminals from the very beginning. Today a representative of the foreign press asked me whether I believed that wherever there were Jews there would be antisemitism. I answered: Wherever there are germs of disease, there will be disease. The Jew has spread like a pestilence. Wherever a single Jew is to be found within a Nation, the Devil has found his way in, and for this reason wherever the Jew comes there will be antisemitism.
20th February, 1937, To Lawyers
One thing cannot be doubted. Whoever has Jewish blood, no matter how little, is lost to the Folk Community. Jew blood creates Judases. With everyone that has Jewish blood, there is a danger that he may be a traitor. We must never soften towards the Jew. He speculates on the decency of the Germans. It is no mere chance that for centuries the Jew was not allowed to take an oath. The Jew lives only to cheat, you can find that in the Talmud. You must never have pity on representatives of a race which once cried: Crucify him!
December 22nd, 1936, Presenting Christmas gifts To 2,000 Children At Nürnberg
Do you know who the Devil is?
[A thousand breathlessly listening children’s voices resounded: The Jew! The Jew!]
Yes, the Jew is the Devil. He took everything from us after the war. Distress became worse and worse, and people had to starve. Some people prayed even then, but God could not help because men had become so bad. They had done everything that the Jew, the Devil, had told them to do.
January, 1937, After The Saar Plebiscite
Let us look beyond this victory, let us look to the future! What do we see? We see that a day may come when the whole world will go to a plebiscite and when the question will be put to the whole world: Will you still cooperate with those murderers of Christ? Will you still live together with them? Will you still put up with the eternal Jew oppressing you and sucking your blood?
1937, To Women
I have founded The Stormer newspapers in Holland and as far away as Iraq!
May, 1937, To Lawyers
The German Nation is on the way to forming itself in such a manner that it will one day save the whole world from the Jew!
The victory will be complete only when the whole world is free of Jews!
June, 1938, To Lawyers
The purpose of The Stormer is to enlighten not only Germany, but the whole world.
I beg you, and particularly those of you who carry the cross throughout the land, to become somewhat more serious when I speak of the enemy of the German Folk, namely, the Jew. Not out of irresponsibility or for fun do I fight against the Jewish enemy, but because I bear within me the knowledge that the whole misfortune was brought to Germany by the Jews alone. I ask you once more, what is at stake today? The Jew seeks domination not only among the German Folk, but among all Folks. The communists pave the way for him. Do you not know that the God of the Old Testament orders the Jews to consume and enslave the Folks of the Earth? The Government allows the Jew to do as he pleases. The Folk expect action to be taken. You may think about Adolf Hitler as you please, but one thing you must admit. He possessed the courage to attempt to free the German Folk from the Jew by a national revolution. That was action indeed!
You must realise that the Jew wants our Folk to perish. That is why you must join us and leave those who have brought you nothing but war, inflation, and discord. For thousands of years the Jew has been destroying the Nations. Let us make a new beginning today so that we can annihilate the Jews.
For 13 years I have fought against Jewry. We know that the Jew, whether he is baptised as a Protestant or as a Catholic, remains a Jew. Why cannot you realise, you Protestant clergymen, you Catholic priests, you who have scales before your eyes and serve the God of the Jews, who is not the God of Love but the God of Hate? Why do you not listen to Christ, who said to the Jews: You are children of the Devil.
4th October, 1935, Safeguard Of German Blood And German Honour — Regional Leader Streicher Speaks At A German Labour Front Mass Demonstration For The Nürnberg Laws
We have, therefore, to unmask the Jew, and that is what I have been doing for the past fifteen years.
September, 1937, At The Opening Of The Wilhelm Gustloff Bridge In Nürnberg
The man who murdered Wilhelm Gustloff had to come from the Jewish Folk, because the Jewish textbooks teach that every Jew has the right to kill a non Jew, and, indeed, that it is pleasing to the Jewish God to kill as many non Jews as possible. Look at the way the Jewish Folk have been following this law for thousands of years past; everywhere murder, everywhere mass murder. Neither must we forget that behind presentday wars there stands the Jewish financier who pursues his aims and interests. The Jew always lives on the blood of other Nations; he needs such murder and such victims. For us who know, the murder of Wilhelm Gustloff is the same as Ritual Murder. It is our duty to tell the children at school and the bigger ones what this memorial means. The Jew no longer shows himself among us openly as he used to. But it would be wrong to say that victory is ours. Full and final victory will have been achieved only when the whole world has been rid of Jews.
10th November, 1938, The Day Of The Anti Jewish Demonstrations
From the cradle, the Jew is not being taught, like we are, such texts as, You shall love your neighbour as yourself, or If you are smitten on the left cheek, offer then your right one. No, he is told: With the non Jew you can do whatever you like. He is even taught that the slaughtering of a non Jew is an act pleasing to God. For 20 years we have been writing about this in The Stormer; for 20 years we have been preaching it throughout the world, and we have made millions recognise the truth. The Jew slaughtered in one night 75,000 people; when he emigrated to Egypt he killed all the firstborn, that is, a whole future generation of Egyptians. What would have happened if the Jew had succeeded in driving the Nations into war against us, and if we had lost the war? The Jew, protected by foreign bayonets, would have fallen on us and would have slaughtered and murdered us. Never forget what history has taught us.
I repeat, we demand the transformation of the school into a national German institution of education. If we let German children be taught by German teachers, then we shall have laid the foundations for the national German school. This national German school must teach racial doctrine. We demand, therefore, the introduction of racial doctrine into the school.
22nd June, 1935, To The Hitler Youth On The Holy Mountain Near Nürnberg
Boys and girls, look back to a little more than 10 years ago. A great war — the World War — had whirled over the Folks of the Earth and had left in the end a heap of ruins. Only one Folk remained victorious in this dreadful war, a people of whom Christ said its father is the Devil. That Folk had ruined the German Nation in body and soul. Then Adolf Hitler, unknown to anybody, arose from among the Folk and became the voice which called all to a holy war and battle. He cried to the Folk for everybody to take courage again and to rise and get a helping hand to take the Devil from the German Folk, so that the human race might be free again from these people that have wandered about the world for centuries and millennia, marked with the sign of Cain. Boys and girls, even if they say that the Jews were once the chosen Folk, do not believe it, but believe us when we say that the Jews are not a chosen Folk. Because it cannot be that a chosen Folk should act among the Folks as the Jews do today.