The State Department today published captured German Foreign Ministry documents revealing that the Nazi Embassy in Washington claimed that it maintained contacts with Col. Charles A. Lindbergh through a U. S. general staff clique “which has the greatest importance as a counterweight against Jews.”
Friends of Col. Lindbergh, according to the Nazi communication, asked the German Embassy to have the Nazi press stop praising Lindbergh because it undermined his opposition to the “interventionist,” policies of President Roosevelt On April 27, 1941, Nazi Charge d’Affaires Hans Thomsen and Gen. Friedrich von Boetticher reported to Berlin, conveying the request. President Roosevelt had just denounced Lindbergh’s “America first” agitation.
In a communication marked “most urgent and top secret, ” the Nazis told the German Foreign Ministry and the German chief of general staff that “Lindbergh represents the best of the Americans, who are most important for us now and in the future. The contacts with him are maintained through a group in the general staff which has the greatest importance as a counterweight against Jews and warmongers.”
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