• Memorandum of Arthur Schmon's trip to Germany, 1939

      Schmon, Arthur (1939-04-12)
      A 10 ½ page document outlines Mr. Schmon’s impressions of Germany in 1939. Both Arthur and Celeste felt that they were “objects of curiosity” in an atmosphere of tension. Mr. Schmon described Germany as a military camp surrounded by homes, workshops and culture. His opinion was that the German people were ignorant of what was going on. Schmon admitted that Hitler was doing well for the people, in that business was doing well and people were generally employed. He wondered at how such a revered man could be so cruel to the Jews. A copy and summary of the document are included, 1939