Jewish boycott of German goods
The Jewish boycott of German goods refers to one of the international Jewish responses to the policies of the Nazis.
Both the Nazis and some outside Germany saw the boycott as an act of aggression, with the UK newspaper the Daily Express going so far as to put as headline: "Judea Declares War on Germany". The Daily Express headline has been cited by Holocaust deniers such as Ernst Zündel as evidence of a conspiracy against the Nazi government by World Jewry.[need quotation to verify]
The Nazi regime protested internationally and on April 1, 1933, organized a (one day) boycott of Jewish businesses in Germany, which was the first of official anti-Jewish acts by the German government.
The Haavara Agreement, together with lessened dependence on trade with the West, had by 1937 largely negated the effects of the Jewish boycott on Germany. According to a December 1936 article in Time, the Association of German National Jews was then fighting against the Jewish boycott of German goods.[need quotation to verify]
- "From Haven to Home" Library of Congress exhibit
- Berel Lang, Philosophical Witnessing: The Holocaust as Presence, p.132
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- Manuel Prutschi "ch. 10: The Zündel Affair" in ed. Alan Davies, Antisemitism in Canada: History and Interpretation (Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1999), page 259. ISBN 9780889202160.
- Francis R. Nicosia, The Third Reich and the Palestine Question , p.150
- Books: Vicious Circle. Robert Gessner, Some Of My Best Friends Are Jews (Farrar & Rinehart), Time, Monday, December 21, 1936.