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Stritch, New Archbishop of Chicago, is Foe of Nazism

The Most Rev. Samuel A. Stritch, Archbishop of Milwaukee, newly-appointed Archbishop of Chicago, is an outspoken foe of Nazism and anti-Semitism, as was his predecessor, the late Cardinal Mundelein.

In 1938 and 1939 the Archbishop denounced the Nazi Government for its cruelties to religious groups and asserted that the leaders of the German people were “outraging every fundamental right of man.” In a letter to Rabbi Joseph L. Baron of Milwaukee in July, 1939, he assailed slandering of Jews by “certain individuals, who to gain and hold a popular audience, degrade themselves and abuse the trust reposed in them by misquoting, half quoting and actually insinuating untruths.”