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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 07:17 PM
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2. mention of Hanfstaengl

Report Assails Harvard's Links with Nazis(Reuters)

B01420 / Sun, 14 Nov 2004 16:55:45 / Miscellaneous

BOSTON (Reuters) Collegial relations between Harvard University and the Nazis in the 1930s were a shameful episode that helped give a favorable picture of the regime in the United States, according to a report released on Sunday.

As the Nazi menace steadily increased Conants administration at Harvard was complicit in increasing the prestige of Nazi regime by seeking and maintaining friendly and respectful relations with Nazi universities and officials, the report said.


According to Norwood, Hitlers foreign press secretary, Ernst Hanfstaengl, was given a warm welcome at his 25th Harvard reunion in 1934. Hanfstaengl led the Nazi efforts to win over world opinion, and is reported to have introduced their trademark stiff-armed salute and Zeig Heil chant, basing both on Harvard football cheers, Norwood said.

Hanfstaengl attended a tea at the home of Conant, then Harvards president, who went on to become U.S. ambassador to Germany in the 1950s.

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