L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican's official newspaper, criticizes the anti-Semitic violence in Austria after that nation's annexation by Germany. However, this criticism is framed by an expression of support for the various anti-Semitic charges used to justify the violence.
According to the newspaper, the violence is wrong because it punishes innocent Jews alongside the guilty ones. The violence also fails to provide a "lasting solution" to the "Jewish problem."
The Nazis would soon create just such a "lasting solution," and the Vatican will do nothing to criticize or condemn them for it.