(Forward) In the months before America entered World War II, Jews were often accused of trying to drag America into the war — and 81 years ago, on June 4, 1941, a Jewish member of Congress named Michael Edelstein rushed to the House floor to defend his fellow Jews against such accusations – only to die of a heart attack minutes later:
The long-forgotten incident took place just six months before the attack on Pearl Harbor, which led the U.S. to immediately declare war on Japan. The exchange in Congress started when Mississippi Democrat John Elliott Rankin, the “No. 1 Jew-baiter of the House,” as Time magazine called him, charged that “Wall Street and a little group of our international Jewish brethren are still attempting to harass the president … and the Congress of the United States into plunging us into the European war unprepared.”
He added: “These international bankers are so afraid this peace movement now going on in England, this peace movement now going on behind the lines, might take root and this catastrophe be brought to a close before they can get us into it that … yesterday they held a rally in Wall Street, and Wall Street bankers made a plea to that effect.”
Rankin ended by declaring: “We ought to let the world know now, we ought to let the British people know now, that we are not going to plunge into this war and send an army to fight on European soil.”
As some members applauded, Rep. Michael Edelstein, a Manhattan Democrat who had held his seat for just 16 months, jumped to his feet and demanded time to rebut his colleague.
“Hitler started out by speaking about ‘Jewish brethren,’” Edelstein said. “It is becoming the play and the work of those people who want to demagog to speak about ‘Jewish brethren’ and ‘international bankers.’ The last speaker, speaking about international bankers, coupled them with our Jewish brethren. The fact of the matter is that the number of Jewish bankers in the United States is infinitesimal.”
He continued: “I deplore the idea that any time anything happens, whether it be for a war policy or against a war policy, men in this House and outside this House attempt to use the Jews as their scapegoat. I say it is unfair and I say it is un-American.”
Because Edelstein was speaking in what’s known in the House as a “one minute speech,” House Speaker Sam Rayburn banged his gavel and yelled, “The time of the gentleman from New York has expired.” But Edelstein kept going.
“As a member of this House I deplore such allegations because we are living in a democracy. All men are created equal, regardless of race, creed, or color; and whether a man be Jew or Gentile he may think what he deems fit.”
Edelstein received “long and hearty” applause, the Chicago Tribune reported, but the moment soon turned tragic. “In a corridor he stopped to speak to his secretary,” Time magazine reported. “Suddenly he slumped and fell against a door. From the lobby, congressmen and attendants came running.” Edelstein died of a heart attack just five minutes after his speech. He was 53.
“Time” described him as “most popular of the six Jews in the House, esteemed by Democrats and Republicans alike. Mike Edelstein rarely made a speech, yet he was well equipped to answer this slur on his race.” Edelstein “died in the arms of a friend today a few moments after he dramatically had defended the Jewish people in a speech in the House,” The Associated Press wrote.
Edelstein was born in Poland and moved to the U.S. when he was 3. He had been a New Dealer and was elected, ironically, to fill out the term of his predecessor who had died in office in 1939. Never married, he lived with his 85-year-old mother.
Rep. Sam Dickstein, a fellow New York City Jewish Democrat, announced the news. “….After several other members offered tributes, the House passed Dickstein’s resolution to establish a committee of House members to attend Edelstein’s funeral. The House then adjourned for the day.
(Dickstein, it turned out, had spied for the Soviet Union under the code name “Crook,” according to the 1999 book, “The Haunted Wood: Soviet Espionage in America—the Stalin Era.”)
Later that day, Rankin expressed sorrow about Edelstein’s death. “I regret extremely his passing,” he told reporters. “He was a good man, a good citizen, and a worthy representative of his district.” But the incident didn’t seem to make much of an impression on the Mississippi congressman, known for his hatred of both Jews and Black Americans. Two years later, he railed against Jews for causing “race trouble.”
“When those communistic Jews – of whom the decent Jews are ashamed – go around here and hug and kiss these Negroes, dance with them, intermarry with them, and try to force their way into white restaurants, white hotels and white picture shows,” he said, “they are not deceiving any red-blooded American, and, above all, they are not deceiving the men in our armed forces – as to who is at the bottom of all this race trouble.”
Rankin’s antisemitic attack on the eve of World War II echoed isolationists like Charles Lindbergh, who, on Sept. 11, 1941, infamously charged, “The three most important groups who have been pressing this country toward war are the British, the Jewish and the Roosevelt administration.”
In the months leading up to Edelstein’s death, dueling House members had “been denouncing and defending American Jews” over U.S. involvement in World War II, according to the Chicago Tribune…
Some quotes that completely refute Congressman Edelstein’s contention that Jewry was not dragging America into World War II:
“This war is not against Hitler or National Socialism but against the strength of the German people, which is to be smashed once and for all, regardless whether it is in the hands of Hitler or a Jesuit priest.”
—Winston Churchill, quoted in Emrys Hughes, Winston Churchill: His Career in War and Peace, p. 145
“The Jews are the aristocrats of the world. Our campaign is the economic boycott against all German goods, shipping and services. What we are proposing is to prosecute a purely defensive economic boycott that will undermine the Hitler regime and bring the German people to their senses by destroying their export trade on which their very existence depends, Each of you, Jew and Gentile alike must refuse to deal with any merchant or shopkeeper who sells any German-made goods or who patrionizes German ships or shipping.”
–Samuel Untermyer, leading American Zionist
“The fight against Germany has now been waged for months by every Jewish community, on every continent, in all labour unions and by every single Jew in the world. There are reasons for the assumption that our share of this fight is of general importance. We shall start a spiritual and material war of the whole world against Germany, Germany is striving to become once again a great nation and to recover her lost territories as well as her colonies. But our Jewish interests call for the complete destruction of Germany. Collectively and individually, the German nation is a threat to us Jews.”
—Vladimir Jabotinsky, 1934
“We are not denying and we are not afraid to confess, this war [WWII] is our war and that it is waged for the liberation of Jewry. Stronger than all fronts together is our front, that of Jewry. We are not only giving this war our financial support on which the entire war production is based. We are not only providing our full propaganda power which is the moral energy that keeps this war going. The guarantee of victory is predominantly based on weakening the enemy forces, on destroying them within their own country, within the resistance. And we are the Trojan horse in the enemy’s fortress. Thousands of Jews living in Europe constitute the principal factor in the destruction of our enemy. There, our front is a fact and the most valuable aid for victory.”
—Chaim Weizmann, President of World Jewish Congress, 1942
“Read for yourself the story of the progress of Jewry through Europe and America. Wherever they come they are welcomed, permitted to settle down, and join in the general business of the community. But one by one the industries of the country close to them because of unfair practices — until, it being impossible to longer hold in check the wrath of a betrayed people, there is violence, and, inevitably, an ignominious ejection of the whole race from the land. There is not a single instance when the Jews have not fully deserved what is happening in Germany today.”
—Samuel Roth, Jews Must Live, Golden Press NY, 1934, p 64
“The pressure of the Jews on President Roosevelt and on the State Department is becoming ever more powerful….The Jews are right now the leaders in creating a war psychosis which would plunge the entire world into war and bring about general catastrophe. This mood is becoming more and more apparent. In their definition of democratic states, the Jews have also created real chaos: have have mixed together the idea of democracy and communism and have above all raised the banner of burning hatred against Nazism. This hatred has become a frenzy. It is propagated everywhere and by every means: in theaters, in the cinema, and in the press. The Germans are portrayed as a nation living under the arrogance of Hitler which wants to conquer the whole world and drown all humanity in an ocean of blood. In conversations with Jewish press representatives, I have repeatedly come up against the inexorable and convinced view that war is inevitable. This international Jewry exploits every means of propaganda to oppose any tendency towards any kind of consolidations and understanding between nations. In this way, the conviction is growing steadily but surely in public opinion here that the Germans and their satellites, in the form of fascism, are enemies who must be subdued by the ‘democratic world’.”
—Count Jerzy Potocki, Polish Ambassador to the USA, in a report from Washington back to the Foreign Ministry in Warsaw, dated Feb.9, 1939
In his 16 years as the Catholic Church’s top official in New York,Cardinal John Joseph O’Connor was a staunch friend and defender of the Jewish people.
He spoke often about what he had seen at Dachau as a Navy chaplain. He used his platform as head of the Archdiocese of New York to support Soviet Jewry, and played a role in the Vatican’s recognition of the state of Israel. Mayor Edward I. Koch, a Bronx-born Jew who worked closely with the cardinal, proclaimed that he loved him “like a brother.”Yet there was something Cardinal O’Connor apparently never knew: His mother was born a Jew,the DAUGHTER OF A RABBI
When I question the faux ‘victims of Germany and the Nazis’ narrative people call me an antisemite, most recently falsely accusing me of promoting violence when I said that Oliver Cromwell who supported the killing of King Charles gave the Jews the red carpet treatment to return to England because of money.
The King of Orange (Kingdom of the Netherlands) believed that he was God chosen to protect the Jews, and gave them the red carpet treatment as refugees when they were expelled from Spain and Portugal. Oliver Cromwell believed the same thing and also gave Jews the red carpet treatment.
“As Lord Protector, Cromwell was aware of the Jewish community’s involvement in the economics of the Netherlands, now England’s leading commercial rival. It was this—allied to Cromwell’s tolerance of the right to private worship of those who fell outside Puritanism—that led to his encouraging Jews to return to England in 1657, over 350 years after their banishment by Edward I,
People don’t like to hear it but Jews do what they do because the Anglos put them at the center of the universe. Turning Russia into a Bolshevik communist empire and the genocide of Germans WWI tells the story loud and clear.
With the approval of the Kingdom of the Netherlands FDR’s America plundered the natural resources of my country to destroy Europe during WWII. The bankers in America made a lot of money while people in my country lived in poverty.
A Portuguese Jew living in the Netherlands named Manoel Dias Soeiro, who deceptively changed his name to the more biblical-sounding Israel ben Mennasseh, wrote a 1652 book titled “Hope Of Israel,” in which he spuriously claimed that the Indians of the New World — in South America — were the lost Israelite tribe of Menasseh.
But more importantly, in the same book ben Mennasseh made the self-serving claim that the Jews must be readmitted to England (Zion) in order for Jesus Christ to return in the “Second Coming.” Cromwell and his Puritan followers bought Mennasseh’s fake theology hook, line, and sinker, as his book “Hope of Israel” became one of the most popular books in England at the time.
Cromwell let the Jews back into England, but 370 years later, British Christians are still waiting for the return of Jesus — and the Jews — under the guise of the Bank of England — own England lock, stock, and barrel.
Menasseh was mentioned in the discussion in which I was called an antisemite. I read that William of Orange was put on the throne of England with a 2 million guilder loan from this Menasseh person.https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofEngland/William-Of-Orange/#:~:text=William%20successfully%20ascended%20the%20throne,the%20sole%20ruler%20and%20monarch.
Menasseh was born on Madeira Island in 1604, with the name Manoel Dias Soeiro, a year after his parents had left mainland Portugal because of the Inquisition. The family moved to the Netherlands in 1610. The Netherlands was in the middle of a process of religious revolt against Catholic Spanish rule throughout the Eighty Years’ War (1568–1648). Amsterdam was an important center of Jewish life in Europe at this time.
The two European Kingdoms that played savior of the God chosen religious minority were in constant war with each other and also became subservient to them. Lord Protector brought them back in for the money. Thanks for this article…
Michael J Snider
your talking about NA-tional ZI-onist
Exemption of Jews from military service June 26th 1937-Special notice from American Rabbis.
I came across an article or website that gave the name of a Jewish doctor of maybe told of Jewish doctors, giving medicines to Jews ,drafted to show symptoms of a certain kind so that they would be rejected from military service.
I worked with a fellow who told me that to get out of the Navy, he used drugs .
I believed him because his work ethnic was about as good as his morals.
I have the article somewhere but, never developed a way to organize my articles.
…I recall an article that mentions a Dr. Leon Steinfeld (who allegedly killed the father of two ritually murdered boys, Anton and John Schuessler), who was prosecuted for drugging Jewish boys to avoid military service – called “Jewish Ritual Murder – Chicago 1955.” Arnold Leese is said to have suddenly died while writing an article on this case, with his papers noticeably disappearing by his colleagues afterwards.
Recommended reading on this information is the 1940s-60s newspaper “Common Sense” by Conley Mcginley, whom Benjamin Freedman spoke highly of in his legendary speech. You can find most of the surviving copies on Archive dot org, and it gives enlightening, as-it-was-happening historical & political insight into Jewish influence in domestic & international affairs. I had no idea just how many Communist regimes the State Department put in charge until I started reading this.
The newspaper also holds features on the Christian faith & how the Common Sense journalists used their faith to muster strength & courage when there was none.
Michael J Snider
News Papers even back then were more or less just another propaganda tool of the NA-tional ZI-onist yet you still quote them as a reliable source …
“The Secret Origins of World War II”
“Arthur Koestler confirms the Jewish over-involvement in German publishing. “Ullstein’s was a kind of super- trust; the largest organization of its kind in Europe, and probably in the world. They published four daily papers in Berlin alone, among these the venerable Vossische Zeitung, founded in the eighteenth century, and the B.Z. am Mittag, an evening paper. Apart from these, Ullstein’s published more than a dozen weekly and monthly periodicals, ran their own news service, their own travel agency, etc., and were one of the leading book publishers. The firm was owned by the brothers Ullstein—they were five, like the original Rothschild brothers, and like them also, they were Jews” (The God that Failed (1950) ed. RHS Crossman, p. 31).”
“How World War II Came About”
“Kenneth McKilliam distills fact from fiction
THE POWERS that emerged victorious from World War I made a second war almost inevitable by the peace conditions they imposed upon Germany. That second war was later made certain, not by the intentions of Hitler but by the determination of his eternal enemies to destroy the new Germany that he had created.
Vladimir Jabotinsky, founder of the Irgun Zvai Leumi terrorist organisation, wrote in the January 1934 issue of Mascha Rjetach:
‘For months now the struggle against Germany is waged by each Jewish community at each conference in all our syndicates and by each Jew all over the world. There is reason to believe that our part in this struggle has general value. We will start a spiritual and material war of all the world against Germany’s ambitions to become once again a great nation, to recover lost territories and colonies. But our Jewish interests demand Germany’s total destruction, collectively and individually. The German nation is a threat to us Jews.’
Countering the jew views of Jabotinsky, consider another passsage from, “The Secret Origins of World War II”
“Hitler saw the tremendous danger posed to Germany by Communism. He appreciated the desperate need to eliminate this threat, a fact that earned him the immense hatred and animosity of the Jewish organisations and the media and politicians of the west which they could influence. After all, according to the Jewish writer Chaim Bermant, although Jews formed less than five percent of Russia’s population, they formed more than fifty percent of its revolutionaries. According to the Jewish writer Chaim Bermant in his book The Jews (1977, chapter 8): “It must be added that most of the leading revolutionaries who convulsed Europe in the final decades of the last century and the first decades of this one, stemmed from prosperous Jewish families.. They were perhaps typified by the father of revolution, Karl Marx. . . Thus when, after the chaos of World War I, revolutions broke out all over Europe, Jews were everywhere at the helm; Trotsky, Sverdlov, Kamenev and Zinoviev in Russia, Bela Kun in Hungary, Kurt Eisner in Bavaria, and, most improbable of all, Rosa Luxemburg in Berlin.
“To many outside observers, the Russian revolution looked like a Jewish conspiracy, especially when it was followed by Jewish-led revolutionary outbreaks in much of central Europe. The leadership of the Bolshevik Party had a preponderance of Jews. . . Of the seven members of the Politburo, the inner cabinet of the country, four, Trotsky (Bronstein), Zinoviev (Radomsky), Kamenev (Rosenfeld) and Sverdlov, were Jews.”
Ehi guys I need your help to understand one thing:
If modern jews are the mixed descendants of the original (Pure White) Israelites who didn’t became Christians then when did they all become mixed?
I read that it started happening when they changed their succession laws and made being jewish something matrilineal in 200 a.c. but then what about all other Christians saints who lived in 400-500 a.c., before the brunt of the arab invasion, who were of jewish descent?
In brazil and argentina almost all “Whites” are actually mixed race mestizos with light skin but it was not always like this and in the past (before the 40s-50s) there used to be actual Whites there, how does that apply for the jews? When did the last jews of actual White descent disappear? After the arabic invasion?
And also I was wondering if modern caucasians like chechens, armenians and georgians, who are all mixed with asiatic turks/iranians, are actually the remnants of the old warlord state known as khazaria?
Please tell me what you think.
That’s a good question, I think that the last “White” jews definetely disappeared after the arabic invasion but we can’t be too sure about what was their racial situation before that, I think that some of them were mixed and some were still not but we don’t have the actual numbers and there aren’t a any studies that determined the DNA of jews prior to the arabic invasion so it’s kind of impossible to say anything definitive.
I’d say the Chechens, Armenians, and Georgians are all mixed, and many could have some Khazar blood, but who knows at this point? The original Khazars would have been White, but probably became mixed over time, given where they were located geographically, and their penchant for international trade.
“In the United States, perhaps the most famous victim of Jewish ritual murder was the son of Charles Lindbergh, on March 1, 1932, during the time of the annual Jewish celebration. Lindbergh’s son was chosen because Lindbergh himself was the most logical person to lead the gentiles against the Jews.
His son was slain as a warning to him to decline this service. Lindberg’s father, a Congressman, had led the fight against Paul Warburg of Kuhn, Loeb Co., when Warburg succeeded in getting a subservient Congress to pass the Federal Reserve Act.
The elder Lindbergh had published a book which was burned by Federal agents during World War I, even though he was a Congressman at the time. He was well aware of the nature of the Jewish problem. Now that his son was a world-famous man, after his feat of flying alone across the Atlantic, the Jews feared that he might be persuaded to lead a gentile revolt against their power.” [More on this from Willie Martin]
Thanks Flanders, another excellent link saved, and archived…
Good to see you are still posting. Hope you are well.
Thank you both, to JB and English Tom. I’m glad you both liked the Willie Martin link. I had been away a couple of months with a med problem and now have another more minor one, but I’m now doing better, and if my keyboard would straighten up so that I don’t have to type on the on-screen keyboard, I’d feel even better still.
I came across a web site of one of Mary Phagan’s female relative who is maintaining it and is seeking any information she can get.
This is another scandal the Jews are trying to erase or get out of the blame for.
All the work at CFT is really good, I learn so much and have a degree in jew. I think jew info has to be put in everyone’s face I know we are all waiting for those sunny days to come. Too bad it takes bad times for people to just want to know how and who and why this evil happens. I thank the good people that do know and care. If we are all white supremacists, can we have one TV station? can we have leaders that can say the word jew maybe?
According to the article, there were 6 yids in the House when this incident occurred.
Per the Constitution, any member of the House can be expelled by a 2/3rds vote. So how, if we have such a long history of being a country of “huWhite supremacists”, did these 6 jews not get booted from Congress?
Good point RB I was looking at Flanders link and looked into The Great Charles Lindbergh he said a few jews in a country can give it character but to many will cause chaos . Whites are good natured and giving a big problem when dealing with jews that would kill us all .
You’d have thought that after a little divine smiting like that, the Self-Chosen would have been slightly more wary of telling lies.
But, oh no. They went on to stretch – and keep stretched – the bounds of human credulity with what they would cook up next in the oven of their collective imagination.
And we’re still paying for their tall tales today.
lol, too true
Since Jews keeling over after telling outlandish lies has not become commonplace, maybe he died because he told too much of the truth?
Thanks for this piece of poetic justice CFT, I was unaware of it.