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Reception for Eckener is Favored in Miami

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Public opinion here has firmly expressed its opposition to the campaign being carried on here by Ellard G. Kahn Miami Jewish editor and publisher, who is campaigning against welcoming the Graf Zeppelin into the United States.

The significance of Mr. Kahn’s efforts to have the city ignore Dr. Hugo Eckener, commanding the German airship, is as a protest against the Hitler anti-Jewish atrocities.

The Miami Herald said in an editorial which was generally considered as having the support of Jews here:

“Because Hitler behaves like a boor is certainly no good reason for the people of free United States doing the same. The Germans under Hitler insulted Albert Einstein, although he had nothing to do with the German government except do credit to the nation. Would it be any better for the people of Miami and Florida to insult Dr. Eckener, the foremost dirigible flyer in the world, simply because he has come from breathing the same air with Hitler?”

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