It is known that in the report on his trip with
Eichmann to the Near Fast, Hagen represented the Jew in Palestine as a crook
who, for lack of activity in a non-Jewish milieu to rob it, took advantage of
the Jews with whom he was surrounded. Hagen formulated the classic anti-Jewish
image of the Jew moved by a depraved desire for world power. this brochure the
condition of Jew is considered a racial characteristic, indelible: the Jew
remains Jewish no matter what his religious beliefs nor his integration with
another people. Hagen wrote on June 20, 1939, to a Czech editor to advise him
on the anti-Jewish propaganda to be developed in his paper, "Znova:"
"Given that the law concerning Jews has not
yet appeared in the Protectorate the reason for this is probably that
the Germans do not agree with the religious conception advanced by your
Government you thus have the most favourable occasion to continue your
propaganda activity of your racial conception in the Jewish question."
(54) And Hagen gave much
advice to his correspondant [sic].
In the anti-Jewish propaganda, Six,
Hagen, Eichmann and Dannecker condemned the hysterical outbursts of Streicher
and his paper, "Der Stürmer" ("The Assaillant"[sic]). They limited
themselves to a cold and laconic refusal of the Jewish presence in their
country. This refusal was to be thus even more efficacious in its results.
Hagen was not obliged to enter into contact with those Jews for whose
removal he was working. We have no direct information permitting us to imagine
the attitude that he assumed if he happened to communicate personally with
them. But we do know how, according to the SD II-112, a man of the SD was to
approach the Jews. Hagen wrote in a note of February 9, 1938 (CDLXXXIX-9) on
the activity of the SD in the region of Fulda-Werra, which counted a numerous
Jewish population (according to Hagen, 23,000 Jews resided in Francfort [sic]),
that the man assigned to the Jewish question in the SD of that region was unfit
for the job. His chief wrote that "although demonstrating both willingness and
zeal, he is not suited to fulfill his function given his age (twenty-two years
old) and his lack of toughness." (55)
Hagen thereby agreed with the opinion of the chief of the branch of the SD.
An account on Eichmann and the atmosphere of the emigration offices
that he organized allows one to conceive the comportment of a person of the
II-112 when confronted with Jews. B. Loesener, Chief of the Section on Racial
Questions at the Ministry of the Interior, described Eichmann as he appeared to
the Jews in the offices of the Zentralstelle and those of the Jewish community.
"The corridors along which the emigrants
had to pass were enormously overcrowded with Jewish persons who had to or
wanted to leave. I had not the courage to speak to one of these people, for I
felt that I was being watched by Eichmann, although he was polite and even very
attentive to me; but one always sensed his glacial determination. In the
corridors overflowing with people, frightened women seized their children as
soon as they saw Eichmann, whereas he, without being troubled by this, advanced
as if the