Los Angeles, Cal. (Sep. 27)
Dr. Rufus von Kleinsmid, president of the University of Southern California, attacked the Nazi regime in Germany at a luncheon given in his honor, upon his return from a European trip.
“The edicts against the Jews in Germany are as terrible as they can be,” said Dr. von Kleinsmid. “This non-Aryan persecution affects even the higher institutions of learning and the program is rigorous almost beyond expression.”
He stated that American and other protests were keenly felt by the Nazis and declared, “The edicts against the Jews point to the dark ages. Anything that smacks of intolerance against this cool and courageous people must be condemned.”
Dr. von Kleinsmid’s declaration is notable because he has often been accused of being pro-Nazi.