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report no.: 074
informant: Richie 1998 (250–251)
source: Heinrich von Treitschke, in Walter Böhlich, Der Berliner Antisemitismusstreit (Frankfurt am Main, 1965)
date: 1880

Heinrich von Treitschke became the most influential of the historians after replacing Ranke as professor of history in Berlin. (...) In 1879 and 1880 he published an influential series of articles in the Preussische Jahrbuecher in which he advocated the destruction of the socialists, defended permanent poverty of the working class, and warned his students of the scourge of foreigners in Germany. It was here that the wrote those fateful words wich would reverberate around Germany in years to come: "The Jews are our national misfortune.'