The Jewish Threat: Anti-Semitic Politics of the American Army

By Joseph W. Bendersky | Go to book overview

CHAPTER 7
The Officer Corps
and the Third Reich,
1933-1939

JUST A FEW MONTHS AFTER HITLER'S ACQUISITION OF POWER, Major John H. Hineman, acting military attaché in Berlin, and his assistant, Captain Hugh W. Rowan, informed Washington that Jewish and liberal American reporters were distorting Germany's image abroad. These newspapermen had, Hineman and Rowan argued, swayed the Association of Foreign Press Correspondents in Berlin "to adopt an antagonistic attitude toward the Hitler government." The "articles on Germany in the foreign press since that time" clearly confirmed this bias and the cause of this animosity could be traced to the "prominent and influential positions" occupied by Jews. Even if all these journalists were not Jews, the effect would be the same, because "they are at least men of strongly liberal, if not to say radical tendencies." Although it was "quite natural that such men . . . would be decidedly unfriendly towards the Hitler Government," Washington must understand that "personal prejudice played an important part in . . . this attitude" by the foreign press. 1

From the beginning of the Third Reich, many American officers, in fact, worried that Nazi persecution of German Jews might become a major disruptive factor in German-American relations. To such officers it was crucial that America realize that there existed other (more important) aspects to the country's relationship with the new Germany than what was revealed by supposedly biased accounts overemphasizing anti-Semitism. Although individual attachés in Europe, like fellow officers back home, might

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