Frederick Karl Kruppa, estranged press agent of the Friends of New Germany, was the principal witness before a private session of the Congressional Committee Investigating un-American and subversive activities yesterday.
Chairman John W. McCormack explained that the committee had spent the day chiefly in marshaling evidence for the open hearings which begin today.
Kruppa said that he had given the committee evidence that the German – American Independent Voters League, headed by Louis Zahne, was planned in Germany and is affiliated with the German Nazi Party as, he said, is the Friends of New Germany.
Four witnesses were quizzed concerning the Nazi camp for ### at Griggstown, N. J. Of these the names of two, Huge Haas and a Mr. Hopf, were learned. The nature of their testimony was not revealed.
While reporters and witnesses were waiting in the lobby a woman came up and said she wished to present evidence to the Committee linking Congressman Samuel Dickstein to Zahne. She was recognized as the woman who created a stir at the American Jewish Congress “trial” of Hitler by voicing the only dissenting vote to the “verdict” of guilty. She was taken out by attendants.