Persons in high government circles in Europe, notably in France, give the Hitler regime another six months of existence before its collapse, according to Clarence K, Streit, Geneva correspondent of the New York Times, who arrived yesterday on the French liner Ile de France to spend a summer vacation in his native state of Montana.
Streit stressed that this is not the majority opinion, as a number of observers feel that the Nazis have a year’s lease on life, and still others are sure of their permanence.
The correspondent himself declared that economically and financially the German people are considerably worse off than in the beginning of the Hitler rule.
When and if the Saar territory passes under German control, he said, despite the machinery set up to protect Nazi opponents from reprisals, it would be advisable for Max Braun and others opposed to German rule to leave the country.
Asked whether he thought that Hitler’s policies would bring on a war, Streit declared that there is far greater danger of the conflagration starting in the Far East. He said that relations between the Soviet Union and the League are steadily improving, and characterized Maxim Litvinoff, Soviet Foreign Commissar, as an exceptionally capable representative of the Soviets.