THIS NEXT BIT IS FACT
'A short time before the war, some cultivated, intellectual, warmhearted German friends of mine returned to Germany after living in the United States. In a very short time they turned into sworn Nazis. They refused to listen to the slightest criticism about Hitler. During a return visit to California, they met an old dear friend of theirs on the street who had been very close to them and who was a Jew. They did not speak to him. They turned their backs on him when he held his hands out to embrace them.'
And this bit is FICTION BASED ON FACT
'The Jewish race is a sore spot to any nation that harbors it. I have never hated the individual Jew - yourself I have always cherished as a friend, but you will know that I speak in all honesty when I say I have loved you, not because of your race but in spite of it.
The Jew is the universal scapegoat. This does not happen without reason, and it is not the old superstition about "Christ-killers" that makes them distrusted. But this Jew trouble is only an incident. Something bigger is happening.'
Doesn't that letter of July 9th 1933 just remind you of:
Professor Mona Baker of UMIST Manchester UK
and now of
where I used to teach
was a very good personal friend - or so I am told - of
Professor Miriam Schlesinger
who she banned from her Board, simply for being an Israeli.
So it wasn't the individual who counted, but the religion, race or nationality into which s/he had been born.
In my book that is racism of a very high order indeed.