Dickstein Committee Hears of Imported Propaganda

Translations of twelve German newspapers which have been smuggled into the United States or printed here, were today read into the record of the investigation into Nazi propaganda activities being carried on by the Dickstein committee.

The subject matter of the journalistic material is ostensibly intended to convert Americans to the Nazi banner.

Tomorrow the committee will query two representatives of steamship companies who will be asked to testify as to how Nazi literature is being brought into the United States.

With its investigation machinery running smoothly, according to Congressman Dickstein, the committee has succeeded in gathering for its fast-growing store of evidence printed matter and letters seized at the New York port of entry. Certain authorization papers belonging to one Carl Heim, a New Yorker, revealing him to be a Nazi agent, were read into the record after being translated. Samuel Schermer and Francis Cataggio, United States customs guards, who testified yesterday, surrendered the letters together with printed material. In addition portions of Adolf Hitler’s recent book, “Mein Kampf”, proving his inclination to spread Nazi doctrine through foreign emissaries, were read into the minutes of the proceedings.

Representative Dickstein commented as follows on the progress of the investigation:

“I am more than satisfied with the information that has been made available to the committee. I am particularly pleased with the splendid cooperation American citizens have given us in unearthing the necessary information.”

He said that the picture of Nazi activities in this country which is given by the evidence on hand, is “quite interesting.”

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