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Hitler Issue at Syracuse University

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A special committee of leaders of the local Jewish community is investigating appearance of the Hitler issue on the Syracuse University campus this week.

The issue was raised by publication of a letter from John S. Hamilton, former assistant professor of English at the institution, and now a resident of New York City, to Dean Karl C. Leebrick, of the College of Liberal Arts.

The letter, which appeared in part in the Daily Orange, the college newspaper, and the Syracuse dailies, staed that “many Jews still remain in Germany despite the pogroms. But the Nazis are firmly determined to oust the Jews—and I don’t blame them.” It also described the Jews as communists.

The committee is expected to Interview Dean Leebrick for an explanation of his motives in releasing the letter for publication. The Jewish students on the campus have also objected to publication of the letter and are considering further steps.

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