What Famous People Have
Said About The Jews Throughout History
( in Maxims of George Washington by A. A. Appleton & Co.)
"They (the Jews) work more effectively against us, than
the enemy's armies. They are a hundred times more dangerous to our liberties and the great
cause we are engaged in... It is much to be lamented that each state, long ago, has not
hunted them down as pest to society and the greatest enemies we have to the happiness of
(This prophecy, by Benjamin Franklin, was made in a "CHIT CHAT
AROUND THE TABLE DURING INTERMISSION," at the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention
of 1787. This statement was recorded in the dairy of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, a
delegate from South Carolina.)
agree with General Washington, that we must protect this young nation from an insidious
influence and impenetration. The menace, gentlemen, is the Jews.
In whatever country Jews have settled in any great number, they have lowered its moral
tone; depreciated its commercial integrity; have segregated themselves and have not been
assimilated; have sneered at and tried to undermine the Christian religion upon which that
nation is founded, by objecting to its restrictions; have built up a state within the
state; and when opposed have tried to strangle that country to death financially, as in
the case of Spain and Portugal.
For over 1,700 years, the Jews have been bewailing their sad fate in that they have been
exiled from their homeland, as they call Palestine. But gentlemen, did the world give it
to them in fee simple, they would at once find some reason for not returning. Why? Because
they are vampires, and vampires do not live on vampires. They cannot live only among
themselves. They must subsist on Christians and other people not of their race.
If you do not exclude them from these United States, in their Constitution, in less than
200 years they will have swarmed here in such great numbers that they will dominate and
devour the land and change our form of government, for which we Americans have shed our
blood, given our lives our substance and jeopardized our liberty.
If you do not exclude them, in less than 200 years our descendants will be working in the
fields to furnish them substance, while they will be in the counting houses rubbing their
hands. I warn you, gentlemen, if you do not exclude Jews for all time, your children will
curse you in your graves.
Jews, gentlemen, are Asiatics, let them be born where they will nor how many generations
they are away from Asia, they will never be otherwise. Their ideas do not conform to an
American's, and will not even thou they live among us ten generations. A leopard cannot
change its spots. Jews are Asiatics, are a menace to this country if permitted entrance,
and should be excluded by this Constitutional Convention. "
( 17th century Dutch governor in America.)
"The Jews who have arrived would nearly all like to remain
here, but learning that they (with their customary usury and deceitful trading with the
Christians) were very repugnant to the inferior magistrates, as also to the people having
the most affection for you; the Deaconry also fearing that owing to their present
indigence they might become a charge in the coming winter, we have, for the benefit of
this weak newly developing place and land in general, deemed it useful to require them in
a friendly way to depart; praying also most seriously in this connection, for ourselves
also for the general community of your worships, that the deceitful race - such hateful
enemies and blasphemers of the name of Christ - not be allowed further to infect and
trouble this new colony. "
(Letter to the Amsterdam Chamber of the Dutch West India Company,
from New Amsterdam, September 22, 1654.)
(18th century American statesman)
"Dispersed as the Jews are, they still form one nation, foreign to the land
they live in. " Thomas
Jefferson (D. Boorstin, THE AMERICANS)
who labor in the earth are the Chosen People of God, if ever he had a chosen people. " Thomas Jefferson (NOTES
W. HUGHES, Premier of Australia, Saturday
Evening Post, June 19, 1919
"The Montefiores have taken Australia for their own, and
there is not a gold field or a sheep run from Tasmania to New South Wales that does not
pay them a heavy tribute. They are the real owners of the antipodean continent. What is
the good of our being a wealthy nation, if the wealth is all in the hands of German
POPE CLEMENT VIII
"All the world suffers from the usury of the Jews, their
monopolies and deceit. They have brought many unfortunate people into a state of poverty,
especially the farmers, working class people and the very poor.
Then as now Jews have to be reminded intermittently anew that they were enjoying rights in
any country since they left Palestine and the Arabian desert, and subsequently their
ethical and moral doctrines as well as their deeds rightly deserve to be exposed to
criticism in whatever country they happen to live."
MARTIN LUTHER, Table Talk of Martin Luther,
translated by William Hazlet, page 43
"But the Jews are so hardened that they listen to nothing;
though overcome by testimonies they yield not an inch. It is a pernicious race, oppressing
all men by their usury and rapine. If they give a prince or magistrate a thousand florins,
they extort twenty thousand from the subjects in payment. We must ever keep on guard
ST. JOHN, Gospel of St. John VII:1
"After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would
not walk in Jewry because the Jews sought to kill him."
REV. MARTIN LUTHER, sermon at Eisleben, a
few days before his death, February, 1546
"Besides, you also have many Jews living in the country, who
do much harm... You should know the Jews blaspheme and violate the name of our Savior day
for day... for that reason you, Milords and men of authority, should not tolerate but
expel them. They are our public enemies and incessantly blaspheme our Lord Jesus Christ,
they call our Blessed Virgin Mary a harlot and her Holy Son a bastard and to us they give
the epithet of changelings and abortions.
Therefore deal with them harshly as they do nothing but excruciatingly blaspheme our Lord
Jesus Christ, trying to rob us of our lives, our health, our honor and belongings."
MARIA THERESA, Queen of Hungary and Bohemia
(1771 - 1789)
"Henceforth no Jew, no matter under what name, will be
allowed to remain here without my written permission. I know of no other troublesome pest
within the state than this race, which impoverished the people by their fraud, usury and
money-lending and commits all deeds which an honorable man despises. Subsequently they
have to be removed and excluded from here as much as possible."
HARRINGTON, LORD. 19th century British
statesman. Opposed admission of Jewish immigrants to England because:
"They are the great moneylenders and loan contractors of the
world... The consequence is that the nations of the world are groaning under heavy systems
of taxation and national debt. They have ever been the greatest enemies of freedom.
(Speech in the House of Lords, July 12, 1858)
WILHELM II. German Kaiser.
"A Jew cannot be a true patriot. He is something different,
like a bad insect. He must be kept apart, out of a place where he can do mischief - even
by pogroms, if necessary.
The Jews are responsible for Bolshevism in Russia, and Germany too. I was far too
indulgent with them during my reign, and I bitterly regret the favors I showed the
prominent Jewish bankers." (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, July 2, 1922)
TWAIN, MARK (S. L. Clemens). 19th century
"In the U.S. cotton states, after the war... the Jew came
down in force, set up shop on the plantation, supplied all the Negroes' wants on credit,
and at the end of the season was the proprietor of the Negro's share of the present crop
and part of the next one. Before long, the whites detested the Jew. (1)
The Jew is being legislated out of Russia. The reason is not concealed. The movement was
instituted because the Christian peasant stood no chance against his commercial abilities.
The Jew was always ready to lend on a crop. When settlement day came, he owned the crop;
the next year he owned the farm - like Joseph. (2)
In the England of John's time everybody got into debt to the Jew. He gathered all
lucrative enterprises into his hands. He was the King of Commerce. He had to be banished
from the realm. For like reasons, Spain had to banish him 400 years ago, and Austria a
couple of centuries later.
In all ages Christian Europe has been obliged to curtail his activities. If he entered
upon a trade, the Christian had to retire from it. If he set up as a doctor, he took the
business. If he exploited agriculture, the other farmers had to get at something else. The
law had to step in to save the Christian from the poor-house. Still, almost bereft of
employments, he found ways to make money. Even to get rich. This history has a most sordid
and practical commercial look. Religious prejudices may account for one part of it, bit
not for the other nine.
Protestants have persecuted Catholics - but they did not take their livelihoods away from
them. Catholics have persecuted Protestants - bit they never closed agriculture and the
handicrafts against them. I feel convinced that the Crucifixion has not much to do with
the world's attitude toward the Jew; that the reasons for it are much older than that
I am convinced that the persecution of the Jew is not in any large degree due to religious
prejudice. No, the Jew is a money-getter. He made it the end and aim of his life. He was
at it in Rome. He has been at it ever since. His success has made the whole human race his
You will say that the Jew is everywhere numerically feeble. When I read in the Cyclopedia
Britannica that the Jewish population in the United States was 250,000 I wrote the editor
and explained to him that I was personally acquainted with more Jews than that, and that
his figures were without doubt a misprint for 25,000,000. People told me that they had
reasons to suspect that for business reasons, many Jews did not report themselves as Jews.
It looks plausible. I am strongly of the opinion that we have an immense Jewish population
in America. I am assured by men competent to speak that the Jews are exceedingly active in
politics. ("Concerning the Jews," Harper's Monthly Magazine, September 1899)
Twain's opinion on the Jews is probably the best-kept secret in American literary history.
Immediately after his death, his eccentric daughter Clara married - or was married by -
the Jewish piano player, Ossip Galbrilowitsch. Twain's publishers were given speedy
instructions to delete "Concerning the Jews" from the collected works, where it
had appeared in the book The Man that Corrupted Hadleybury & Other Stories. (1) Since
Jews provided most of the agitators and orators who pushed forward the Abolition campaign
that culminated in the Civil War (which Jewish bankers largely financed, on both sides),
it seems a legitimate question whether there was any preplanning for the wholesale - and
retail - economic looting done by mainly Jewish carpetbaggers after the war. (2) We have
cited a host of other writers on the terrible economic depredation that Jewry visited on
the people of Tzarist Russia.
GOLDWIN SMITH, Professor of Modern History
at Oxford, wrote in Nineteenth Century, October 1881
"The Jew alone regard his race as superior to humanity, and
looks forward not to its ultimate union with other races, but to its triumph over them all
and to its final ascendancy under the leadership of a tribal Messiah."
SHAW, GEORGE BERNARD. 20th century British
"This is the real enemy, the invader from the East, the
Druze, the ruffian, the oriental parasite; in a word: the Jew. (London Morning Post,
December 3, 1925)
This craving for bouquets by Jews is a symptom of racial degeneration. The Jews are worse
than my own people. Those Jews who still want to be the chosen race (chosen by the late
Lord Balfour) can go to Palestine and stew in their own juice. The rest had better stop
being Jews and start being human beings. (Literary Digest, October 12, 1932)
LINDBERGH, CHARLES. 20th century American
Wednesday, August 23, 1939
"We are disturbed about the effect of the Jewish influence
in our press, radio and motion pictures. It may become very serious. [Fulton] Lewis told
us of one instance where the Jewish advertising firms threatened to remove all their
advertising from the Mutual system if a certain feature were permitted to go on the air.
The threat was powerful enough to have the feature removed."
ADRIEN ARCAND, Canadian political leader of
"Through their (Jew's) international news agencies, they
mold your minds and have you see the world not as it is, but as they want you to see it.
Through their cinema, they are the educators of our youth - and with just one film in two
hours, can wipe out of a child's brain what he has learned in six months in the home, the
church or the school."
HENRY WALLACE, Secretary of Commerce, under
President Harry Truman, wrote in his dairy that in 1946
"Truman was "exasperated" over Jewish pressure
that he support Zionist rule over Palestine. Wallace added "Pres. Truman expressed
himself as being very much 'put out' with the Jews. He said that 'Jesus Christ couldn't
please them when he was here on Earth, so how could anyone expect that I would have any
luck?' Pres. Truman said he hand no use for them and didn't care what happened to