Temporary suspension of the anti-Nazi campaign of the immigration committee of which he is chairman, was announced Friday night by Representative Samuel Dickstein, speaking at the regular service of the German Jewish Congregation, Lexington Avenue and 55th Street, but at the same time he promised not to stop his counteractivity until “all Nazi agitators get out of this country and until all Nazi sympathizers are exposed before the American people.”
Charging that German consular officers were disseminating virulent propaganda under orders from Berlin, Dickstein said information has reached him “through members of the customs bureau that quantities of magazines, printed material and German newspapers are being shipped into the United States through San Francisco.” He asserted that the internal revenue bureau has been asked to keep a sharp lookout for all foreign boats and to censor all material coming into the country.
“I also have exact information on how the Germans are sending whole sacks of mail under the guise of diplomatic mail to German consuls in various ports, who in turn are sending it to all parts of the United States.
GERMANY PROTECTS SPANKNOEBEL
“I have sufficient information to state authoritatively that Spanknoebel is now in Germany and although the German government, when Spanknoebel was indicted, deserted him, the German government now apparently is using him in home activities and has made no effort to return him to the United States for trial, for fear he might expose his racket on behalf of Hitler’s government.
“The time has come for action against German propaganda and malicious, subversive attacks on our Constitution and government.”
Dickstein appealed to all Jews to cooperate in the anti-Nazi cause as one body, lest they waste their ammunition by splitting into small factions.
In announcing that the immigration committee will do nothing to oust the Nazi propagandist crew, he explained that this course was pointed by the necessity to get the President’s recovery program under way. Various members of the committee have NRA assignments.