Adolf Hitler, German super-patriot and leader of the rabid anti-Semitic forces, was depicted as a man without patriotic scruples, willing to receive money from any source to further his political propaganda in Germany.
As the evidence to this effect was being piled up in the Munich court where Hitler started a libel suit against Dr. Graife, a leader of the Voelkische party and member of the Reichstag, Hitler, true to the anti-Semitic tactics, raised the cry that he was "the victim of an international Jewish conspiracy." Nervous and confused, Adolf Hitler tried to stem the flow of evidence which was fast incriminating him and threatening the loss of his suit. He was stopped by the presiding judge to allow the witness, Lieut. Captain Weening, to finish his story.
The Lieutenant-Captain testified that in 1923 he brought about a meeting between the French labor deputy, Morel, and the German official, Kahr. During that interview Morel revealed that be knew from reliable French government sources that Hitler received money from the French government.
He further testified that Hitler asked him to make use of his American connections to raise money for Hitler’s purpose but the Captain declined to do so. The counsel for the defense of Dr. Graife brought evidence to show that Hitler publicly approved the annihilation of German culture by the Fascist regime in southern Tyrol, a matter regarded by all Germans as treason.
The Archive of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency includes articles published from 1923 to 2008. Archive stories reflect the journalistic standards and practices of the time they were published.