Berlin (Oct. 1)
In an effort to link Bruno Richard Hauptmann, Lindbergh kidnaping suspect under indictment here on an extortion charge growing out of the kidnaping, and his coterie of friends and acquaintances with the Friends of New Germany and other pro-Hitler organizations, Congressman Samuel Dickstein yesterday opened a series of hearings at his private offices, 70 Pine street. The net result of yesterday’s session was failure to establish such connection.
A parade of Hauptmann witnesses who had previously been questioned by Federal and Bronx County officials appeared before the chairman of the subcommittee of the Congressional body investigating Nazi subversive activities in this country.
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All denied being connected with the Friends of New Germany. Among those questioned by Mr. Dickstein were Carl Henkel, generally considered one of Hauptmann’s best friends. Henkel is the man who introduce the late Isadore Fisch to the kidnaping suspect in the summer of 1932, months after the kidnaping took place. Fisch was named by Hauptmann as the owner of the ransom money found in Hauptmann’s garage. He has since been cleared by Federal agents and other officials working on the case of any
Severe punishment for “non-Aryans” who join the Nazi party was threatened here today by President Buch of the Nazi People’s Court. The Nazi jurist announced that a new purge of the Nazi party was essential, since a number of Jews and “non-Aryans” had succeeded in becoming members of the party.
Applicants for admission to the party who intentionally hid their Jewish descent would be severely punished, Buch declared.