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The Diseased Other
One can say “Jew” or “communist” or “capitalist” or “Mexican” or “Muslim.” The name doesn’t matter: in our hearts the dream remains the same. It’s the diseased other—that must be removed if the nation is to become “great” again.
Infectious Germs: The microscope reveals symbols for the British pound and the American dollar, and for Jews, communists, and homosexuals (triangles). Image from Der Stürmer, Nazi newspaper, April 15, 1943. Scroll down to read the poem associated with the image.
A poem at the bottom reads:
With his poison, the Jew destroys
The sluggish blood of weaker peoples;
So that a diagnosis arises,
Of swift degeneration.
With us, however, the case is different:
The blood is pure; we are healthy!