NEW YORK (Dec. 20)
A Berlin dispatch to the New York Times today interpreted a communique regarding a conference between German military and civil authorities in Poland as confirmation of reports that friction had arisen between the Army and the Nazis over the Gestapo’s ruthless treatment of the population.
The Nazi administration’s efforts to subjugate the Poles have erected an atmosphere in which “acts of violence appear to be increasing rather than decreasing,” the dispatch said. It quoted reports that members of the Elite Guard were found dead in ambush and that the Nazis in retaliation executed many Poles, creating new hatreds that led to new acts of violence.
The dispatch added that the Nazi Party authorities have remained dominant in all internal affairs.