Thus by sheer weight of numbers, as well as by aggressiveness the newcomer Jews from Eastern Europe pushed into the background the more or less Westernized Jews, who had migrated or whose ancestors had migrated to America prior to 1880 and had become for the most part popular and successful merchants
with no inordinate interest in politics. In striking contrast, the Eastern European Jew made himself a power to be reckoned with in the professions, the industries, and the political parties (Graetz-Raisin, op. cit.,Vol. VI, p. 344).
The overwhelming of the older Americanized Jews is well portrayed in The Jewish Dilemma by Elmer Berger (The Devin Adair Company, New York, 1945). Of the early American Jews, Berger writes:
Most of these first 200,000 came from Germany. They integrated themselves completely (op. cit., P. 232). This integration was not difficult; for many persons of Jewish religion Western Europe in the nineteenth century not only had no racial or ethnic connection with the Khazars, but were not separatists or Jewish nationalists. The old contentions of their ancestors with their Christian neighbors in Western Europe had been largely overlooked on both sides by the beginning of the nineteenth century, and nothing stood in the way of their full integration into national life. The American kinsmen of these Westernized Jews were similar in outlook.
But after 1880 and particularly in the first two decades of the twentieth century, immigration to the United States from Eastern Europe increased rapidly. The Eastern European immigrant Jews brought with them the worn out concept of a Jewish people‘ (op. cit., p. 233). Soon these newcomers of nationalist persuasion actually exerted influence over the old and once anti-nationalist organization of American Reform Judaism.
In the winter of 1941-42 the Central Conference of American Rabbis had endorsed the campaign to organize a Jewish Army. The event indicated the capitulation of the leadership of Reform Judaism to Jewish Nationalism. Many American-minded Jews protested, but the voices were disorganized and therefore could by safely ignored (op. cit., p. 242). American Jewry had succumbed to the relentless pressure of the Zionist.
With the domination of American Jewry by Judaized Khazars and those who travel with dthem, the position of American Jews who wished to be Americans became most unhappy. The small but significant group which met at Atlantic City in June, 1942, to lay the foundations for an organization of Americans whose religion is Judaism, were at once pilloried. Charges of being traitors,‘ Quislings,‘ betrayers were thundered from the synagogues of America and filled the columns of the Jewish press (op. cit., p. 244).
Many were silenced or won over by the pressure and the abuses but not all. Those brave Jews who are persecuted because they are not hostile to the American way of life should not be confused with those Jews who persecute them, as Mr. Berger shows, but should on the other hand receive the sympathy of all persons who are trying to save Christian civilization in America.
Since the predominant new Jews consider themselves a superior people (Race and Nationality as Factors in American Life, by Henry Pratt Fairchild, The Ronald Press Company, New York, 1947, p. 145), and a separate nationality (op. cit., p. 140), assimilation appears now to be out of the question. America now has virtually a nation within the nation, and an aggressive culture-conscious nation at that.