Berlin Alert: The Memoirs and Reports of Truman Smith

Tuesday, March 6, 1984

In 1940, after the fall of France, Truman Smith and Charles Lindbergh were denounced as Nazi sympathizers and charged with deliberately exaggerating the strength of the Luftwaffe to discourage America from resisting Hitler's demands. Such charges are still heard today. This volume consists of three unpublished documents from the Truman Smith papers in the Hoover Institution archives: Smith's memoirs; an account of his 1922 interviews with German political leaders, including the then obscure Adolf Hitler; and Smith's commentary on Lindbergh's visits to Germany and his reports to Washington. These documents will enable readers to judge Smith's patiotism and help resolve the controversy surrounding his name.

Copyright 1984.