"Given that the involvement of the service
II-112 in the field of education (Schuling) remains very intense, it appears
necessary... to name a scientific assistant to prepare the documentation."
(38) But no follow-up was
given. Let us note that in August 1938 Hagen prepared two lectures for the
Foreign Policy School of the Party, but that the text was presented by Knochen
in Hagen's absence. Knochen was the assistant of Six. It is evident that the
collaboration between the sections of the II-1 was close.
instructive to point out that the SD's manner of bringing up and treating the
Jewish problem was in clear and violent contrast to the vulgar and pornographic
anti Jewish propaganda of Streicher and his monthly, "Der Stürmer" ("the
Assaillant" [sic]). The team which was educating and cultivating itself to
later assume a central role in the "final solution" developed its capabilities
by the imposition of a certain scientific discipline. This divergence between
Heydrich and Streicher came to light in May 1938 concerning a foul anti-Jewish
illustrated which Streicher destined for young people: "Der Giftpilz" ("The
Poisonous Mushroom") (CDXXXVII-8, 9, 10). Streicher gave Heimer, the editor of
the "Stürmer", the reponsibility [sic] of taking the necessary steps to
obtain a favourable report on the publication from the SD. Hagen, Six and
Heydrich decided that a favourable opinion on their behalf was inadmissible.
But they consented to receive Heimer to show him the work that Eichmann was
accomplishing within the Jewish community in Vienna. In a letter which Hagen
wrote to Eichmann on June 28, 1938, he pointed out the ineptitudes of the
editor of the "Stürmer.
" Writing to his "Dear Adolph," Hagen
laughed at the horrified indignation of Heimer confronted with the revival of
Jewish religious sentiment. "When I hear such a thing, I hold onto my head: but
what do they have to do then! Perhaps the "Stürmer" will contribute in
bringing about the radical solution of shortening them by a head to prevent
their having the joyful thought of recognizing themselves as Jews again." (39)
7. The SD and the Zionist Emigration
The Gestapo and the SD imagined that the
best way to develop the massive emigration of the Jews was to favourize [sic]
Zionist emigration. According to the statistics furnished in March 1943 to
Himmler, only 15% of the 353,000 emigrants from the Reich went to Palestine.
But it was anticipated that the Zionist movement would be able to encourage the
wave of emigration.
We may cite on this subject a characteristic note
of the Gestapo. This note dating from February 20, 1935 (CDXXXVII-5), informed
all branches of the Gestapo that the Jewish philosopher, Martin Buber, was