Messersmith, G.S., Berlin. To William Phillips, Undersecretary of State, Washington.

Messersmith, George S. (George Strausser), 1883-1960.
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Regrets allowance for courier service cut out; unsafe to send confidential matter in usual locked pouches; German press recently reported foreign planes over Germany dropping Communist leaflets; story believed to be hoax originated by government in order to demand protection against air attack; political parties other than National Socialist have been eliminated; former leaders of other parties subject to attack and arrest; higher Nazi leaders inclined to be more moderate but intermediate leaders and masses more radical than ever and do not always obey orders from top; Hitler powerful but even he cannot control masses; Goebbels preaching that revolution has just begun; economic experimentation threatens big business, foreign capital, and large industrial establishments; impossible to talk of tariff or monetary matters with people who appear to be psychopaths.
Messersmith, George S. (George Strausser), 1883-1960.