WASHINGTON, March 27, 1933 (UP) -- The American embassy in Berlin reports that physical mistreatment of Jews in Germany has been "virtually terminated."
The report was summarized by Secretary of State Hull in a letter to two Jewish leaders, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise of New York City and Cyrus Adler of Philadelphia.
Answering a criticism that the report from Germany sounded as though it had been written by the German Foreign Office, the State Department said today it was intended to render the best possible service to the Jews in Germany in the light of the official facts that have come to the United States.
As a result of the embassy's findings, a diplomatic protest to Germany appeared improbable. Secretary Hull assured the Jewish leaders, however, that he would "watch the situation closely with a sympathetic interest and with a desire to be helpful in whatever way possible."
The findings, briefly summarized in Mr. Hull's letter last night, were:
For a short time there was considerable physical mistreatment of Jews by Hitler's brown-shirted Nazis. This "phase may be considered virtually terminated."
Some Jewish stores were picketed and Jewish professional men discriminated against. The German government viewed such manifestations with "serious concern."
Hitler, as leader of the Nazi party, called on his followers to maintain law and order, and to avoid molesting foreigners, disrupting trade and the creating of embarrassing international incidents.
As a result of these appeals, the embassy thought, "a stabilization appears to have been reached in the field of personal mistreatment and there are indications that in other phases the situation is improving."