Congressman Samuel Dickstein, vice-chairman of the McCormack Congressional Committee investigating Nazi activities, yesterday called up for questioning four persons believed to have relations with Nazi propaganda and organizational activities in New York.
Two of those who appeared yesterday afternoon before Dickstein, sitting in the Bar Association Building, were Hugo Haas, leader of the Deutsche Jungenschaft (German Youth Group) and Gregor Lochner, who is said to be second in command of a Nazi youth camp near Bridgetown, N. J.
Two others, Henry Woodhouse, head of the history department of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial Exhibition, Sixth avenue and Fifty-eighth street, and E. Eisle, president of B. Westermann & Co., 13 West Forty-sixth street, testified at length before the Congressman and his aides. The hearings were private.
While Dickstein would not comment on the testimony, he termed “thoroughly un-American and completely Nazi” the camp in New Jersey. He revealed that he had made a personal and secret investigation of the camp last week and that he is prepared to take action to see that full accounts of it are placed on record.
Commenting on conditions found at the camp, which recently came under censure for violation of the State’s sanitary laws, Dickstein said: “I would not keep a dog there. The camp is lined with poison ivy, and there are no roads permitting normal egress to and from it. The conditions there are most unsanitary.”
Dickstein declared he had found