This is a collection of quotes showing that Jews in large numbers were opposed to the Nazis from the beginning, and likely with good cause.
To cap it all, Jews were perceived as dangerous enemies of Germany after Samuel Untermeyer, the leader of the World Jewish Economic Federation, declared war on Germany on August 6 1933. (Edwin Black The Transfer Agreement: the Untold Story of the Secret Pact between the Third Reich and Palestine (1984) pp272-277) According to Black, ‘The one man who most embodied the potential death blow to Germany was Samuel Untermeyer.’ (p 369). This was the culmination of a worldwide boycott of German goods led by international Jewish organizations. The London Daily Express on March 24, 1933 carried the headline Judea Declares War on Germany. The boycott was particularly motivated by the German imposition of the Nuremberg Laws, which ironically were similar in intent and content to the Jewish cultural exclusivism practiced so visibly in present-day Israel (Hannah Arendt Eichmann in Jerusalem p 7)…
Joseph P. Kennedy, U.S. Ambassador to Britain during the years immediately preceding WW2 was the father of the famous American Kennedy dynasty. James Forrestal the first US Secretary of Defense (1947-1949) quotes him as saying “Chamberlain (the British Prime Minister) stated that America and the world Jews had forced England into the war”. (The Forrestal Diaries ed. Millis, Cassell 1952 p129). http://rense.com/general29/why.htm
Interestingly, from August 1939 until June 1941, in spite of the great antipathy of world Jewry to Nazi Germany, the powerful American Communist Party, which was overwhelmingly Jewish, especially at the top, was vociferously pacifist and opposed to U.S. involvement in the European war. They turned on a dime, though, when Germany attacked the Soviet Union in 1941, and became the most outspoken advocates of U.S. involvement.
POSTED BY DAVID MARTIN