The American Hebrew
October 31, 1919
The Crucifixion of Jews Must Stop!
By MARTIN H. GLYNN
(Former Governor of the State of N.Y.)
From across the sea six million men and women call to us for help,
and eight hundred thousand little children cry for bread. These children,
these men and women are our fellow-members of the human family, with the
same claim on life as we, the same susceptibility to the winter's cold,
the same propensity to death before the pangs of hunger. Within them reside
the illimitable possibilities for the advancement of the human race as
naturally would reside in six million human beings. We may not be their
keepers but we ought to be their helpers.
In the face of death, in the throes of starvation there is no
place for mental distinctions of creed, no place for physical differentiations
of race. In this catastrophe, when six million beings are being
whirled toward the grave by a cruel and relentless fate, only the most
idealistic promptings of human nature should sway the heart and move the
Six million men and women are dying from lack of the necessaries
of life; eight hundred thousand children cry for bread. And this fate is
upon them through no fault of their own, through no transgression of the
laws of God or man; but through the awful tyranny of war and a bigoted
lust for Jewish blood.
In this threatened holocaust of human life....
"A Jew remains a Jew. Assimilalation is impossible, because a Jew cannot
change his national character. Whatever he does, he is a Jew and remains
a Jew. The majority has discovered this fact, but too late. Jews and Gentiles
discover that there is no issue. Both believed there was an issue. There
is none." (The Jews, Ludwig Lewisohn, in his book "Israel," 1926)