Chicago (Jul. 3)
“Germany today is in the throes of a complete reign of terror and Goering is having the time of his life as he revels in blood.” In this manner Salmon O. Levinson, world-famed advocate for the outlawry of war and chairman of the Chicago Committee for the Defense of Human Rights Against Nazism, characterizes the unsettled condition of Germany today.
“If there is any amount of substance at all left in the great German people,” he declared, “this type of murderous government cannot last. In any event, it is far better for the worldâ€”and I say this more in sorrow than in angerâ€”that the Germans should be fighting among themselves than involving other nations of the world in war.”
“There were many previous indications that trouble was breaking for Hitler,” Mr. Levinson continued. “One of these signs was the fact that the ‘god’ Hitler had to visit the ‘man’ Mussolini. Another was the visit of Hitler’s special disarmament commissioner to France, von Papen’s speech, the hurried and quiet visit of U. S. Ambassador to Germany Dodd to Washington. All of these point to and are virtual advertisements of the return of a monarchy to Germany.”
“The real truth today is in the hands only of the Nazis,” Mr. Levinson went on to point out. “The big thing, however, is the fact that Nazi brutality now is being used on Nazis as it has been used on other groups. Anyone who has been visited by this brutality knows what is happening within the Nazi ranks themselves today.”
Mr. Levinson explained that the “suicides” reported by Nazis to the press are only “alternative forms of assassination.” Their motto today, he said is “Not only shall all traitors die, but not a witness shall live.”