862.002 Hitler, Adolf/11

Memorandum by the Secretary of State

The German Ambassador called and presented clippings from the New York Times and the New York Tribune, under date of February 19th and February 18th, respectively, containing advertisements and news information about a mock trial of Chancellor Hitler, to be held in Madison Square Garden, New York City, on March 7th. The Ambassador earnestly complained against this sort of public proceeding against the Chancellor of Germany. I stated that I was sorry to see these differences arise between persons in his country and in mine; that I would give the matter all due attention such as might be possible and justifiable in all of the circumstances. The Ambassador then made another complaint, which I could not well understand, based on a German news clipping. This I requested him to take back and translate and send me a copy, which he cheerfully agreed to do. The clipping related in some way to the National Socialist Party either in Germany or the United States, and referred to something that was objectionable to the Ambassador.

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