Hitler Calls off Stahlhelm Fight
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Hitler Calls off Stahlhelm Fight

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Chancellor Adolf Hitler acted today to avert precipitating the crisis expected in the German situation by calling off Nazi storm troop attacks on the conservative, monarchistic Steel Helmet organization which, inspired by the von Papen Marburg speech and subsequent expressions of hostility to the Nazi regime, had openly leaned on the side of the conservative opponents of the radical Nazi wing.

Hitler assured Minister of Labor Seldte, who delivered the Stahlhelm to Hitler’s leadership when he joined the Hitler cabinet, that the organization would not be dissolved but would be permitted to continue as part of the National Socialist structure. The Stahlhelm, technically, has been incorporated in the storm troop army, but actually for the most part has remained distinctly apart and more or less hostile to Nazi command.

Hitler’s assurances to Seldte came only after the Stahlhelm had openly defied the Nazi leaders, whose sentiments were expressed yesterday in the Voelkischer Beobachter, Hitler’s own newspaper. The paper denounced the Stahlhelm as traitors to the Nazi movement and described the stabbing affray in Pomerania in

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