Samuel Untermyer, the Sacred Shoah Prophecy Speech: the shaping of a competitive advantage

According to Hans Mommsen, the most widely known quotation from Hitler’s public orations is taken from his speech in the German Reichstag on 30 January 1939. Referring to the Jewish question, it contains the macabre prophecy:

“Today I will be once more a prophet: if the international Jewish financiers in and outside Europe should succeed in plunging the nations once more into a world war, then the result will not be the Bolshevizing of the earth, and thus the victory of Jewry, but the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe![sondern die Vernichtung der jüdischen Rasse in Europa].

Much less known, although it has been fully verified (contrary to the Hitler’s one), is the astonishing prophecy made by Samuel Untermyer a few years earlier.

In July 1933, four months after the proclamation of war by the Jews in the Daily Express of London, Samuel Untermyer, a Jewish jurist from New York, founded in Amsterdam the “International Jewish Economic Federation to combat Hitler’s oppression of the Jews”.

Samuel Untermyer

A month later, in August 1933, Untermyer returned to New York. Upon his arrival, he gave an address reproduced in the New York Times of August 7, 1933, in which he once again underlined the state of war in which the Jews of the whole world stood against Germany, but it also contains a most remarkable passage:

“When the tale is told, as it will be some day if the impotent League of Nations ever sufficiently awakens from its Rip Van Winkle slumbers to the realization of its power and duty to prosecute an investigation into the facts, the world will confront a picture so fearful in its barbarous cruelty that the hell of war and the alleged Belgian atrocities will pale into insignificance as compared to this devilishly, deliberately, cold-bloodedly planned and already partially executed campaign for the extermination of a proud, gentle, loyal, law-abiding people.

So, as early as July 1934, Samuel Untermyer was able to tell us that:

1 – The ultimate fate of the Jews under German domination would be their physical annihilation.

2 – The story of this extermination would become a kind of a permanent worldwide blockbuster.

Whether Hitler really meant a physical annihilation remain to be seen. If such was the case, it would have been quite natural for him to remind us the events of the Kristallnacht one year ago, and to say: “see for yourself what we have in store for them in case of a world war”. But neither Hitler nor any of the leaders of the Reich, i.e. Goebbels, Himmler, Göring, or even Heydrich or Müller (at that time unknown) claimed responsibilities or issued a statement to approve of these events.

Quite the contrary, those responsible for the murder and looting were prosecuted and convicted, and furthermore, on December 10, 1940, in a speech to the workers of Berlin, Hitler proudly asserted that «revolution of 1933 brought to pass without breaking a single windowpane:

You know, my comrades, that I have destroyed nothing in Germany. I have always proceeded very carefully, because I believe – as I have already said – that we cannot afford to wreck anything. I am proud that the Revolution of 1933 was brought to pass withoutbreaking a single windowpane. Nevertheless, we have wrought enormous changes.”

Since there were many a broken windowpane during the Cristal night, this meant that Hitler didn’t consider the events of that night as part of his revolution.

So, the main reason why his ‘Vernichtung der jüdischen Rasse in Europa’ remained famous, or rather, infamous, is precisely because it fitted so well with the prophecy of Untermyer and the story the Jews intended to tell anyway. Both prophecies, the first, of courses, involuntarily, contribute to the shaping of the mind set of the public giving rise to what will prove to be a major competitive advantage to the Jews after WWII: the Shoah.

Following is the text of Samuel Untermyer’s address over Station WABC after his return from Europe (Sacred War Speech), as published the following day in the New York Times, Monday, August 7, 1933), we have inserted a few comments to the most salient points of the speech, note that Untermyer is speaking of “600,000 dead” the final version, as we know, will turn out to be “6,000,000” – only the “Six” matters:

My Friends:

What a joy and relief and sense of security to be once more on American soil! The nightmares of horrors through which I have passed in those two weeks in Europe, listening to the heartbreaking tales of refugee victims, beggar description.

I deeply appreciate your enthusiastic greeting on my arrival today, which I quite understand is addressed not to me personally but to the holy war in the cause of humanity in which we are embarked. Jews and non-Jews alike, for we are equally concerned that the work of centuries shall not be undone, and that civilization shall not be allowed to die.

It is a war that must be waged unremittingly until the black clouds of bigotry, race hatred and fanaticism that have descended upon what was once Germany, but is now medieval Hitlerland, have been dispersed. If we will but enlist to a man and persist in our purpose, the bright sun of civilization will again shine upon Germany, and the world will be a safer place in which to dwell.

As our ship sailed up the bay today past our proud Statue of Liberty, I breathed a prayer of gratitude and thanksgiving that this fair land of freedom has escaped the curse that has descended upon benighted Germany, which has thereby been converted from a nation of culture into a veritable hell of cruel and savage beasts.

The World’s Concern

We owe it not only to our persecuted brethren but to the entire world to now strike in self-defense a blow that will free humanity from a repetition of this incredible outrage. This time the Jews are the victims, next time it may be the Catholics or the Protestants.If we once admit, as is brazenly insisted by the German Government, that such fiendish persecution of the people of one race or creed is an internal domestic affair and not a world concern, how are we to know whose turn will be next?[FG: saying that the interest of a minority is in fact of a general concern is a great political classic invented by the Jews and served by them on and on]

Now or never must all the nations of the earth make common cause against the monstrous claim that the slaughter, starvation and annihilation, by a country that has reverted to barbarism, of its own innocent and defenseless citizens without rhyme, reason or excuse is an internal affair against which the rest of the world must stand idly by and not lift a hand in defense.

I have seen and talked with many of these terror-stricken refugees who have had the good fortune to escape over the border, though forced to leave their property behind them, and I want to say to you that nothing that has seeped through to you over the rigid censorship andlying propaganda that are at work to conceal and misrepresent the situation of the Jews in Germany begins to tell a fraction of the frightful story of fiendish torture, cruelty and persecution that are being inflicted day by day upon these men, women and children, of the terrors of worse than death in which they are living. [FG: in 1934 what Untermyer is referring to anyway?]

When the tale is told, as it will be some day if the impotent League of Nations ever sufficiently awakens from its Rip Van Winkle slumbers to the realization of its power and duty to prosecute an investigation into the facts, the world will confront a picture so fearful in its barbarous cruelty that the hell of war and the alleged Belgian atrocities will pale into insignificance as compared to this devilishly, deliberately, cold-bloodedly planned and already partially executed campaign for the extermination of a proud, gentle, loyal, law-abiding people[FG: The birth of the sacred Shoah] — a people who love and have shed their blood for their Fatherland, and to whom Germany owes in large part its prosperity and its great scientists, educators, lawyers, physicians, poets, musicians, diplomats and philosophers, who are the backbone of its past cultural life.

Back to Dark Ages

But why dwell longer upon this revolting picture of the ravages wrought by these ingrates and beasts of prey, animated by the loathsome motives of race hatred, bigotry and envy.For the Jews are the aristocrats of the world. [FG: Quite a Hitlerian stance, isn’t it? Could it be the same struggle for supremacy?] From time immemorial they have been persecuted and have seen their persecutors come and go. They alone have survived. And so will history repeat itself, but that furnishes no reason why we should permit this reversion of a once great nation to the Dark Ages orfail to rescue these 600,000 human souls from the tortures of hell as we can with the aid of our Christian friends, if we have the will to act.[FG: 600 000 would become 6 000 000]

Protests and pleas from all corners of the earth, from the leaders of all creeds, having proven as vain and unavailingas was the idealistic dream of our martyred President of making the world safe for democracy and of protecting minorities, [FG: Democracy as a political regime to protect the Jews, Céline was right after all] what then are to be the lines of our defensive campaign against these atrocities, on which we are already actively embarked? Are we right in our plan? If so, what steps shall now be prosecuted to attain success?

Our campaign is twofold — defensive and constructive. On the defensive side will be the economic boycott against all German goods, shipping and services. On the constructive side will be an appeal to the League of Nations to construe and enforce the labor union provisions of the Versailles Treaty and the written promises made by Germany, while the treaty was under negotiation, to protect its minorities, which have been flagrantly violated by its disfranchisement and persecution of the German Jews.

What Boycott Means [FG: roughly, we now know that Boycott has been a Jewish only weapon, never to be used against Israel as BDS. It is also important to note that the German boycott of Jewish shop lasted only one day and was a response to the Jewish world boycott of German goods and on the financial and currency market]

As in the boycott, strange to say a mere handful in number, but powerful in influence, of our thoughtless but doubtless well-intentioned Jews seem obsessed and frightened at the bare mention of the word “boycott”. It signifies and conjures up to them images of force and illegality, such as have on occasions in the past characterized struggles between labor unions and their employers. As these timid souls are capitalists and employers, the word and all that it implies are hateful to their ears.

In point of fact, it signifies nothing of the kind. These gentlemen do not know what they are talking or thinking about. Instead of surrendering to their vague fears and half-baked ideas, our first duty is to educate them as to what is meant by a purely defensive economic boycott, and what we are doing and proposing.

Admittedly, the boycott is our only really effective weapon. These gentlemen who are taking counsel of their groundless fears to the exclusion of their reason have done nothing and have no program except to attempt to arouse world opinion, which is and has been from the outset on our side, as it was bound to be because of this brutal, senseless, unprovoked assault upon civilization.

It is not necessary to belittle or underrate that accomplishment, if their aimless, fruitless endeavors in that direction may be so dignified in recognition of their good intentions, barren of results as they have been.

It is sufficient that their efforts have proven unavailing and that the campaign of Schreckligheit not only goes on unabated in the face of unanimous world opinion; but that it is increasing in intensity and that the masses of the German people, misled by government propaganda and suppression of free speech and of the press, are either voluntarily, or through fear of punishment at the hands of their despotic rulers, supporting their government in this hellish campaign.

What then have these amiable gentlemen accomplished and what do they hope or expect to accomplish in the way of stemming this conflagration of civilization by their “feather-duster” methods? You cannot put out a fire, and especially that kind of a fire, by just looking on until the mad flames, fanned by the wind of hate, have destroyed everything.

What we are proposing and have already gone far toward doing, is to prosecute a purely defensive economic boycott that will undermine the Hitler regime and bring the German people to their senses by destroying their export trade on which their very existence depends.

Force Them to Learn

They have flaunted and persisted in flaunting and defying world opinion.

We propose to and are organizing world opinion to express itself in the only way Germany can be made to understand. Hitler and his mob will not permit their people to know how they are regarded by the outside world. We shall force them to learn in the only way open to us.

Revolting as it is, it would be an interesting study in psychology to analyze the motives, other than fear and cowardice, that have prompted Jewish bankers to lend money to Germany as they are now doing. It is in part their money that is being used by the Hitler regime in its reckless, wicked campaign of propaganda to make the world anti-Semitic; with that money they have invaded Great Britain, the United States and other countries where they have established newspapers, subsidized agents and otherwise are spending untold millions in spreading their infamous creed.

The suggestion that they use that money toward paying the honest debts they have repudiated is answered only by contemptuous sneers and silence. Meantime the infamous campaign goes on unabated with ever increasing intensity to the everlasting disgrace of the Jewish bankers who are helping to finance it and of the weaklings who are doing nothing effective to check it.

The Hitler regime originated are fiendishly prosecuting their boycott to exterminate the Jews by placarding Jewish shops, warning Germans against dealing with them, by imprisoning Jewish shopkeepers and parading them through the streets by the hundreds under guard of Nazi troops for the sole crime of being Jews, by ejecting them from the learned professions in which many of them had attained eminence, by excluding their children from the schools, their men from the labor unions,closing against them every avenue of livelihood, locking them in vile concentration camps, starving and torturing them, murdering and beating them without cause and resorting to every other conceivable form of torture, inhuman beyond conception, [FG: again, in 1934 what Untermyer is referring to anyway?] until suicide has become their only means of escape, and all solely because they are or their remote ancestors were Jews, and all with the avowed object of exterminating them.

Appeal to Mankind

As against this, the foulest boycott in the annals of time, we are appealing to all mankind to enforce a counter-boycott. That appeal is meeting with the conviction that idealism and justice are still alive.

There is nothing new in the use of the economic boycott as an instrument of justice. The covenant of the League of Nations expressly provides in these identical words for its use to bring recalcitrant nations to terms. President Roosevelt, whose wise statesmanship and vision are the wonder of the civilized world, is invoking it in furtherance of his noble conception for the readjustment of the relations between capital and labor under the terms of the sweeping Industrial Recovery Act, to the end that labor shall receive a more just share of the wealth it creates. He is about to enlist the consumers of the country in a national campaign in which they pledge themselves to boycott all manufacturers, jobbers and retailers who fail to subscribe to the codes and to buy only from those who have assented and who are thereby privileged to fly the blue eagle of NRA [National Recovery Act]. What more exalted precedent do our timid friends want?[FG: interesting to see that a Jew openly admits that Roosevelt (as Wilson) was a great friend of the Jews, as for the NRA, it will «pale into insignificance as compared to the economic success of Hitler, his only priority in 1934]

With this explanation of our aims, I appeal to the American Jewish Committee, whose public spirit and good intentions I do not for a moment question, but the wisdom of whose judgment I challenge, no longer to hold aloof but to rid themselves of their timid and ill-considered prejudices and join in actively pressing this boycott as our only weapon except the appeal to the League, which I shall discuss at a later time.

I purposely refrain from including the American Jewish Congress in this appeal because I am satisfied that 95 per cent of their members are already with us and that they are being misrepresented by two or three men now abroad. Of them I ask that, prior to the meeting to be held this month in Prague by their executive committee, they instruct these false leaders in no uncertain terms as to the stand they must take on this all-important subject and demand that they shall either openly represent their views or resign their offices. One of them, generally recognized as the kingpin of mischief makers, is junketing around the Continent engaged in his favorite pastime of spreading discord, asserting at one time and place that he favors and supports the boycott and at another that he is opposed or indifferent to it, all dependent on the audience he is addressing; but always directly or indirectly delivering a stab in the dark.

Progress So Far Made

There is not time now, but I hope and expect in the near future to be able to report to you the steps that have been taken and that are already under way, and the surprising and gratifying progress already made in many countries toward the success of the economic boycott in which we are engaged. Although considerable progress in that direction has already been made in Great Britain and in the United States, you will be surprised to learn that they are the least advanced and as yet the most inadequately organized of all the countries that were represented at the Amsterdam World Economic Conference, where the boycott was unanimously and enthusiastically approved by formal resolution by a rising vote.

With us in America the delay has been due in part to lack of funds and the vast territory to be covered, but it is hoped, and expected, that this condition will soon be corrected. The object-lesson we are determined to teach is so priceless to all humanity that we dare not fall.

Each of you, Jew and Gentile alike, who has not already enlisted in this sacred war should do so now and here. It is not sufficient that you buy no goods made in Germany. You must refuse to deal with any merchant or shopkeeper who sells any German-made goods or who patronizes German ships or shipping.

To our shame be it said that there are a few Jews among us, but fortunately only a few, so wanting in dignity and self-respect that they are willing to travel on German ships where they are despised and meet with the just contempt of the servants who wait upon them and of their fellow passengers. Their names should be heralded far and wide. They are traitors to their race.

In conclusion, permit me again to thank you for this heartening reception and to assure you that, with your support and that of our millions of non-Jewish friends, we will drive the last nail in the coffin of bigotry and fanaticism that has dared raise its ugly head to slander, belie and disgrace twentieth century civilization.

—- end of New York Times article —

Samuel Untermyer died on March 16, 1940, so he could not have attended the “premiere” of the narration of his “story”. For us, on the other hand, it’s an everlasting 24/7 and it proves to work beyond all expectations – in favor of Untermyer community that is.

Published with permission from Francis Goumain, a new contributor to Wears War.

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2 Responses

  1. Brian Rockford says:

    Your view of (1) the Goebbels diary comment(s) relating to the Vernichtung warning,
    (2) the comparison of the Jews to rats deserving of extermination in “Der ewige Jude”,
    (3) the view that Hitler’s peacetime punishment for the biological criminal Jewish race was total removal from Europe to a confined and supervised external region (Madagascar) but, in wartime, capital punishment in the manner explained to Horthy in 1943.

  2. ChasMark says:

    re: FG’s editorial comment, “[FG: 600 000 would become 6 000 000]”

    True, but it is not unlikely that another reference is intended:
    In The Transfer Agreement Edwin Black quotes a passage from Rabbi Stephen Wise’s autobiography, The Challenging Years: by about Feb. 14, 1933, Louis Brandeis said to Wise, “I direct that all Jews leave Germany . . . all 587,000 [German] Jews must leave . . . Let Germany suffer the fate of Spain.”

    The number is significant:
    1. It signifies that Jews had a fairly precise tally of German Jews in Germany; and, more importantly,
    2. The number excluded the tens of thousands of Eastern European Jews who had been aided to flee to Germany during and after WWI.

    (Obviously, “600,000” is a handy round number for 587,000).

    Black explains that German Jews were NEEDED in zionist Palestine at that time because the zionist project was almost bankrupt, and only GERMAN Jews had the money and skills to make the project work.

    In my perspective, that statement of Brandeis’s is like a drop of ink in a glass of milk: it colors the entire narrative.

    There were multiple reasons for the Allied war against Germany. For their part, Jews planned the war and destruction of Germany IN ORDER TO cement the establishment of the zionist entity, rather than ‘create a Jewish state AS A RESULT OF an alleged holocaust.

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