WASHINGTON (Feb. 1)
Mrs. Henry T. Rainey,wife of the Speaker of the House of Representative, in an exclusive interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency,today indicate that she was in favor of an investigation of Nazi propaganda activities in United States, but does not take the Nazi movement in this country too seriously.
The Nazi movement here,Mrs. Rainey said,is just like any other movement in the past It will reach a certain point and then die down.She cited the various radical efforts which blazed up soon after the World War,only to disappear for lack of interest outside of those who were closely associated with them.Keenly interested in the development of readical movements, Mrs.Rainey closely informed as to their developments.
She has been paving particular attention to the Nazi efforts in this country and has followed closely the Dickstein investigations.While she is not very much concerned over Nazi activities in the United States,she would favor an official investigation to get at the facts of the movement.Representative Dickstein has a resolution pending in the House,calling for an investigation of Nazi propaganda in the United States.Favorable action is expected soon.
In the meantime Representative Hamilton Fish,Jr., of New York, has introduced a resolution,calling upon Congress to express regret at the persecution of Jews in Germany. Representative Frank Oliver of the Bronx has thrown his support for a resolution of protest ” against the action of Herr Hitler in persecuting the Jews in Germany.”lost all the progress Germany has made toward a resumption of its prestige and tis dignity by these acts of inhumanity and brutality.”
He said the American Jewish people have been patient with the creisis in Germany.They appreciate that the American government cannot interfere with domestic affair in Germany,but they expect this country “to enter a strong protest”on behalf of humanity in international affairs.