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Writer, on Reich Survey, Finds Many Germans Opposed to Anti-jewish Excesses

New York Times correspondent Harold Callender, in the first of a series of dispatches from Paris, reported today, after a three-week tour of Germany, that all over the Reich and even in the Nazi ranks there were many who were shamed by the anti-Jewish excesses and who bitterly resented the official assertion that the onslaught was a spontaneous act of the German nation.

The dispatch listed various theories advanced in Germany as purposes of the reintensified anti-Jewish policy: (1) to strip the Jews of their possessions, (2) to intimidate opponents of the Nazis at home by a show of ruthlessness, (3) to intimidate Jews abroad accused of working against the Nazi regime, and (4) to supply a sympathetic bond between Germany and Eastern Europe.