Tuesday, April 24, 2018

German Jewry Leadership, Then and Now

German Jewish leader advises against wearing yarmulkes in cities
Warning by Josef Schuster, head of Central Council of Jews in Germany, follows assault by Syrian asylum-seeker on Arab Israeli wearing skullcap in Berlin

Then, from Robert Weltsch in the Juedische Rundschau, No. 27, April 4, 1933

The first of April, 1933, will remain an important date in the history of German Jewry – indeed, in the history of the entire Jewish people.. Many Jews suffered a crushing experience on Saturday. Suddenly they were revealed as Jews, not as a matter of inner avowal, not in loyalty to their own community, not in pride in a great past and great achievements, but by the impress of a red placard with a yellow patch...It was intended as dishonor. Jews, take it up, the Shield of David, and wear it with pride!...


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