Senator William Costigan of Colorado has been named the seventh and last member of the American Inquiry Commission, which on July 2 will open a public investigation of conditions in Hitler Germany, including justice, law-making, civil rights, status of labor and culture, etc., according to an announcement made by Raymond L. Wise, secretary of the commission.
The other members are George Gordon Battle, Clarence Darrow, Arthur Garfield Hays, Stanley High, Dudley F. Malone and George Z. Medalie. They will sit in the New York County Lawyers Association, 14 Vesey street, and will accept testimony for two consecutive days.
Dr. Kurt Rosenfeld, former minister of justice for Prussia, who has already arrived in this country, and other foreign witnesses due here shortly, will testify.
Dr. Ernst Hanfstaengl, Hitler’s chief of the foreign press, now in the United States, was invited to testify, but has not yet replied to the invitation which was wired to him last Tuesday.
Dr. Hans Luther, German Ambassador to the United States, was also invited, and was informed that he may cross-examine any witness or witnesses before the commission.