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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States diplomatic papers, 1938. General
(1938)

The German-Czechoslovak crisis,   pp. 483-739 PDF (95.9 MB)


Page 739

 GERMAN-CZECHOSLOVAX CRISIS 739
Consequently it would likely find itself in the war fighting on the side
of Germany through force of circumstances.
 He then went on to express considerable apprehension in regard th the future.
He does not think that the agitation in Italy in regard to Tunis and Northern
Africa is merely for the purpose of diverting attention from other designs
which Hitler and Mussolini have in the East. He thinks that Mussolini must
gain more territory and that the time is ripe for another achievement. Likewise
he says Hitler must make a further move next year (1939) and this time it
must be on a larger scale than Czechoslovakia. Where that move will be made
is not clear. The' Ukraine as already stated is not yet fully prepared. He
was frank in saying, however, that Hitler will not give up his anti-Jewish
campaign; and in that in his opinion lies a great danger for the future for
it may prove to be the means of bringing Germany and Russia together. If
the situation should so develop in Russia that an anti~Semitic policy could
be adopted or even the semblance of one, Germany might speedily find a plausible
reason for abandoning its anti-Communist slogan and join Russia on the anti-Jewish
issue. One of the dangers that lies in the advancement of Germany into the
Ukraine is the possibility of bringing the two Governments into cooperation.
Their political philosophy is sufficiently close to make this possible. The
Jewish issue might afford a plausible basis for shaping a common policy in
which case not only all of Europe but Asia as well would be at their mercy.
 Respectfully yours, Wnarnit J. C~im


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