The dictator apparently was stunned by the news. He refused formal comment.
A statement by D.N.B. - official German News Agency - said that a dirigible now being built at Friedrichshafen would "continue to carry the German flag across the Atlantic."
"The nation is horrified," the statement added, "but still looks with pride at the honorable record of the Hindenburg and her crew."
At Friedrichshafen - cradle of Germany's dirigibles - Dr. Hugo Eckener, the man who has piloted them over the seven seas and all the continents, said he probably would come to America to investigate the disaster personally.
"I am unable to conceive how such an explosion could have occurred," he said. "I probably will have to go to New York and investigate the explosion. I cannot see how the disaster can affect the construction of other Zeppelins. I am almost certain that we will proceed with their construction."