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Hiemer, as always, keeps harping on the stench in Jewish offices that he can endure only by keeping a handkerchief over his nose. Consequently, he is far from supplying "objective information." When, for example, he mentions the stench of streets where Jewish offices – the "Israelische Kulturgemeinde" and the "Zionistische Landesverband" – are located, well, that's the city's fault, not the Jews'.

I mention this simply to call to your attention that we have been seriously hampered in our efforts to bring about any change. The most unbelievable statement in his article, it seems to me, is that many Jews in Vienna are returning to Judaism – "a religion that takes the teachings of the Talmud, which advocates crimes against non-Jews, as ultimate authority."

When I hear things like that, I have to hold my head!

You yourself apparently did not notice that Hiemer says the head of the Zionistische Landesverband has "fiery eyes" and that, again according to Hiemer, he said: "Beware. If we get into power we will celebrate a new Purim during which we will sacrifice not 75,000 non-Jews, but 75,000,000. Take heed! Our revenge will be terrible."
The intimacy between Hagen and Eichmann dates from the journey they took to Palestine to broaden their acquaintance with the Jewish world and observe what effect the possible creation of a Jewish state might have on the Reich. Eichmann was to say several times in 1961: "Hagen was my boss. I was Hagen's subordinate."

On September 26, 1937, they left via Poland and Rumania, took the Rumania from Constanta, and landed in Haifa on October 3. The next day they went to Cairo to meet their local agents. The watchful British expelled them from Egypt on October 9, and they took the Palestina back to Europe via Brindisi.

The trip was the result of clandestine contacts between the S.D. and an agent of Haganah, the army of the Jewish colonists in Palestine, which doubtless wanted to see German immigrants come to that territory. Haganah was slyly feeling out Heydrich's S.S. The meeting between Feivel Polkes, a Jew from Tel Aviv, and Eichmann and Hagen must have been a strange one. The only result of their short visit to the Middle East was their conclusion that the Reich should unalterably oppose the Palestinian Jews. The anti-Jewish persecutions of 1938 put an end to the contacts.

The voluminous report on this trip, dated November 27, 1937, was written principally by Hagen. It gives some interesting indications of his anti-Semitic mentality:
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