862.00 Hitler/112: Telegram

The Ambassador in Germany (Dodd) to the Secretary of State

50. I called at the Foreign Office this afternoon at 6 o’clock at the request of Dieckhoff74 who thereupon expressed the hope while fully appreciating the American principles of freedom of speech that our Government might find some means whereby La Guardia and other similar American officials and persons could be persuaded to cease their anti-German public statements and particularly to stop their depreciatory and contemptuous remarks regarding the Chancellor.

He added that Luther75 had been instructed to protest against certain statements made at Madison Square Garden on March 15th.

A more detailed telegraphic report follows tomorrow.

  1. Hans Dieckhoff, head of the Political Division of the German Foreign Office.
  2. Hans Luther, German Ambassador in the United States.