George Sylvester Viereck, publicist, testifying yesterday before the Congressional Committee to Investigate Nazi and Other Subversive Propaganda in the United States, asserted that Adolf Hitler told him that it is not he who persecutes the Jews but, rather, the Jews who persecute the German Chancellor.
“Hitler said to me, ‘I do not persecute the Jews; the Jews persecute me,’ ” the stumpy, belligerent writer declared.
He admitted that his typewriter has been playing its off-key, Hitler-heiling tune under the baton of Nazi moneyâ€”$1,000 of it a week.
Viereck was called to the stand on the second day of the committee’s open hearings in this city, held at the Bar Association Building, 36 West Forty-fourth street.
A stir of interest was created when Viereck, acknowledged hireling of the Nazi propaganda organization, entered the hearing room.
Trailed by his attorney, George V. Langley, Viereck walked into the chamber with the strutting militant air of a game cock edg-