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Quiz Links Reich Nazis to ‘friends’

Disclosures linking the Friends of New Germany directly to the German Nazi Party, were made before the Congressional Committee investigating subversive and un-American activities in an open hearing at the Bar Association Building yesterday.

An elaborate system of reprisals in Germany against relatives of German-Americans who refused to join the Friends of New Germany was described by Frederick Karl Kruppa, who told the committee he held eight important positions in the Nazi movement here.

Other witnesses were Ernst Berkenhoff, a member of the German Nazi Party visiting here, who was subpoenaed after he lost a wallet containing his Nazi credentials, and Ernst O. Hopf, a travel agent whose office is at the address to which the Nazi party referred Berkenhoff on his visit here.

The German-American Independent Voters League, headed by Louis Zahne, was planned in Germany and formed in the event the Friends should be banned by the United States Government, Kruppa declared.

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