On the Boycott of Jews
(April 1-2, 1933)
The boycott against the international atrocity propaganda
has burst forth in full force in Berlin and the whole Reich. I drive
along the Tauentzien Street in order to observe the situation. All Jews'
businesses are closed. SA men are posted outside their entrances. The
public has everywhere proclaimed its solidarity. The discipline is exemplary.
An imposing performance! It all takes place in complete quiet; in the
In the afternoon 150,000 Berlin workers marched to the Lustgarten, to
join us in the protest against the incitement abroad. There is indescribable
excitement in the air.
The press is already operating in total unanimity. The boycott is a
great moral victory for Germany. We have shown the world abroad that
we can call up the entire nation without thereby causing the least turbulence
or excesses. The Fuehrer has once more struck the right note.
At midnight the boycott will be broken off by our own decision. We are
now waiting for the resultant echo in the foreign press and propaganda.
The effects of the boycott are already clearly noticeable.
The world is gradually coming to its senses. It will
learn to understand that it is not wise to let itself be informed on
Germany by the Jewish émigrés. We will have to carry out
a campaign of mental conquest in the world as effective as that which
we have carried out in Germany itself.
In the end the world will learn to understand us.
Sources: J. Goebbels, Vom Kaiserhof zur Reichskanzlei
("From the Emperor's Court to the Reich Chancellery"), Munich,
1937, pp. 291-292; Yad