chapter  13
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THIRTEEN The Jews

The reader might be puzzled that, while most of the previous chapter-headings had the prefix “The opposition from…,” this is missing from the present chapter. The fact is there has been no opposition from the Jews as a whole; not that there are not many Jews who have done and are doing valuable oppositional work, but they took it up either as members of one of the two socialist parties, or as individuals turned militant from sheer hatred of the regime. Into the latter category fall a considerable number of liberal and nonparty intellectuals who hate and oppose Nazi persecution, not because, being Jews they happen to belong to one of the groups specially persecuted, but because being Germans (and German intellectuals at that) they are deadly enemies of those who suppress the German people and ravish German culture.