De Valera Speaks to the Nazis

Of course, Herr Hempel, we do recognise
that your procedures against these wandering folk
primarily can only be explained
by the gross behaviour of The Jew
after the late Great War. Bewley,
as both you and Adolf know, agrees

that we God-fearing Irish should not let them in.
We recognise that in those unhappy lands
foolish enough to give these creatures succour,
they have (invariably) brought about
grave moral scandals and a base corruption
of the populations among which they dwell.

Holy Mother Ireland will resist this tribe
whose sires murdered Christ; your visionary
Final Solution must be for now , I know,
entirely non-specific; but I must say
that I can add together two and two
and (wink-wink) come up with the figure four.


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