Cambridge, Mass (Jun. 19)
Anti-Nazi posters and a brace of sturdy bodyguards today continued to pursue Dr. Ernst Hanfstaengl, Hitler’s No. 1 aide, as the towering Nazi went through the third day of the Harvard Class of #09 reunion.
Hanfstaengl, scarcely as communicative on political subjects as during the previous two days, today refused to discuss the von Papen speech or any other aspects of Hitler’s Germany which might be construed as having political aspects.
The Hanfstaengl guards, four state troopers drawn from the most competent of the force, dogged the bulky Nazi about the campus obviously feeling uncomfortable in the regalia of the Class of #09 and appearing quite unnecessary as the towering form of their ward, looming above the heads of the crowds that gathered to see him, indicated that he might well be able to take care of himself.
During Hanfstaengl’s meeting with the press yesterday one representative of a Jewish newspaper asked. “When you said that the ‘Jewish question would wipe itself out’ did you mean extermination?” At this, the enormous Nazi went into a huddle with his classmates, who urged him to disregard the query. He was hustled away from the reporters without further ado.