Germany and the Jewish Question by Wiehe. First published by the Institute for the Study of the Jewish Question in Berlin in 1938, this book became the standard work which set out to explain the policies of National Socialist Germany to the outside world.
Starting with the time of the first anti-Jewish riots in Alexandria to the Age of Enlightenment, this work shows how host nations have attempted to welcome and assimilate Jewish immigrants—but that these attempts have always ended in anti-Semitism caused by Jewish behavior.
It then moves on to a discussion of Jewish influence in Germany, starting with a detailed breakdown of Jewish numbers and areas of concentration with the 1871–1919 borders of Germany. In seven sections it explains how Jews:
the German economy,
Finally, this book provides the answer to the “two thousand year-old problem”—namely that a Jewish homeland is necessary—but not in Palestine, which this work presciently predicts will never be a secure Jewish state because it will cause too much trouble with the Arab world.
This new edition contains 158 annotations and 38 illustrations which will bring the present-day reader completely up-to-date with all major personages and events mentioned in this work.
“Germany had shown herself more accessible to the absorption of Jews than many other countries had done … All barriers had been taken down, all restrictions abolished, all spheres of activity opened unreservedly to the Jews—nay, leading positions were assigned to them even in those domains which were of the most vital importance for national life.
“The Jews, who numbered less than 1% of the total population of Germany, occupied the key posts in German industry. Political leadership was to a large extent in their hands. The Press and cultural life in general were predominantly under their influence. Their aggregate income exceeded that of the 99% remaining inhabitants by over one-third.
“But the Jews consistently ignored the rules
of fair play as far as their credulous German partner was concerned.
The overwhelming majority of them never desired to be merged in the
German nation, because they were aware of the fact that their racial
dissimilarity constituted an insuperable obstacle to assimilation.