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U.S. Ambassador in Berlin Urged Friendship to Jews, He Says

March 16, 1923
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United States Ambassador to Germany, Allan T. Houghton, took it upon himself recently to make unofficial representations to and use his influence with leading Germans, in government and private circles, with the view of pointing out to them the injustice and wrong of agitation against the Jews, the J.C.B. correspondent is informed by one who recently returned to Washington from Berlin and had occasion to learn the Ambassador’s friendly activities.

The Ambassador, in his conversations is said to have pointed out that the American government was entirely out of sympathy with the anti-Semitic campaign, and that Germany was risking the loss of much of the good-will of the U.S. by continuing in the present course. Houghton further called attention to the contributions Jews had made in every walk of German life, showing how detrimental to its own progress the anti-Semitic movement is.

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