Nazi Envoy Called to Berlin to Explain America’s “queer Attitude”

Hans Dieckhoff, German Ambassador to Washington, was ordered back to Berlin today “to make a report.” He was recalled in almost exactly the same terms as Ambassador Hugh Wilson, who was called back to Washington, also for purposes of “making a report,” but actually as a sign of United States displeasure over the anti-Semitic pogroms.

The official German news agency’s announcement said that “the Ambassador will inform the Foreign Minister in detail concerning the queer attitude toward events in Germany of a domestic nature which is apparent from declarations by Roosevelt and other authoritative personalities in the United States of America.”

Ambassador Wilson sailed from Le Havre on the liner Manhattan today. Dieckhoff will presumably leave Washington at once.

This will amount not to a rupture of diplomatic relations, because the Embassy staffs will remain in each country and carry on their normal routine, but it does represent a distinct worsening of relations between the two countries.

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