liner Lafayette yesterday. He will be one of the witnesses to appear before the American Inquiry Commission, which today begins a probe into conditions in Nazi Germany.
Now more than ever Hitler is an instrument in the hands of the Junkers and high industrial interests, such as Thyssen, Krupp and others, Herr Hoellering stated, in the interview, which took place at the Algonquin Hotel.
“But Hitler is only a trademark. His status is that of a prisoner,” the editor explained. “So far as the quelling of the ‘mutiny’ is concerned, there will be others. For that is the logical way out of Hitlerism. But I think Hitler will stay a long time. He is not to be easily overthrown.”
Hoellering has been living in Prague with his wife and five-year son ever since his escape from Germany on March 5, 1933. He expressed his admiration for President Masaryk, whom he considers “the greatest man in Europe.” In Czechoslovakia true democracy prevails, thanks to the personality and work of Masaryk, he said. The United States of Europe, which Masaryk has been advocating, is a possibility, and another war “will really be a war for democracy.”