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menace to democracy and to world peace, have resorted to the only means of bringing Germany to her senses.

The Hitler power is crumbling. The German people are awakening. The fight against Hitlerism must go on until it is stamped out.


Germany, a beautifully illustrated publication issued by Reich Committee for Tourist Traffic, distributed in this country, contains the following tribute to Nazi Germany by Thomas J. Watson, president of the Central Chamber of Commerce of the United States in Washington and chairman of the International Business Machines Corporation, of New York:

“I am convinced that the German people are filled with an honest desire for peace corresponding Government the assurance given by their Government. This desire for peace abroad corresponds to the appeasement which has occurred at home. As a foreigner who has seen Germany and, above all, Berlin in earlier years, what struck me about the life on the streets is that there are no longer any disturbances, no excitement, no hostile demonstrations or political clashes, all of which were formerly so common. The orderly state of affairs which now prevails in Germany is evidenced by its external appearance. Taken all together, I regard the future of Germany absolutely, confidently and hopefully.”

Mr. Watson is reported to have made this statement at a meeting of the Administrative Council of the International Chamber of Commerce which was recently held in Paris.

All is quiet on the Berlin front, according to this observer. The whole world knows that Nazi Germany is rearming, feverishly working for a war vengeance. But this American observer is convinced of Hitler’s “honest desire” for peace.

Mr. Watson was struck by the “orderly state of affairs” that prevails in Germany—no disturbances, no excitement, no hostile demonstrations. Mr. Watson said nothing about the concentration camps, about the complete suppression of the press and of speech, about the persecution of innocent people because of their race or faith, and also because they dared to say they were for peace.

All is quiet in Berlin—but it is the quiet of a huge concentration camp where Nazi bayonets and machine guns maintain external order.

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