Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Julius Streicher Confuses Gladstone and Disraeli

I usually post notes on recent additions to my site, but every now and again I come across a tidbit of information worth passing on.  I am reading Julia Boyd’s new book Travellers in the Third Reich, which reports a British embassy official who heard Julius Streicher speak in 1935:

Julius Streicher, seeking to illustrate to a Berlin audience how hopeless the British were at grasping the Jewish threat, told them that “the Jewish politician Disraeli had been ennobled by Queen Victoria under the title of ‘Lord Gladstone.’”
The book, by the way, is worth reading.