Washington, D.C. (Aug. 6)
Rabbi Ferdinand Isserman of St. Louis, who has until now failed in his efforts to obtain a passport for a tour of Germany, will in all probability not procure the document, it was indicated here at the German Embassy.
Second secretary Johann G. Lohmann said today the German Embassy was “not interested” in the fact that the German consul in St. Louis refused Rabbi Isserman a passport. He said, “The matter concerns only the consulate” and indicated that the Embassy would take no part in attempting to reverse the decision.
Rabbi Isserman was here in Washington Monday and had requested the Embassy to overrule the consul’s decision.
Rabbi Isserman, it was learned from Rabbi Norman Gerstenfeld in this city, decided to go to Germany to study at first hand the treatment accorded the Jews there.