Books: Vicious Circle

SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE JEWS— Robert Gessner—Farrar & Rinehart ($3).

Robert Gessner was working in Hollywood, preparing the script of his Indian story, Massacre, when Hitler came into power in Germany. A broad-shouldered, heavy youth, author of a book of poems and holder of a pilot's license, Robert Gessner, born in Escanaba, Mich, in 1907, had not thought much about being a Jew before that time. There had been a few painful instances of hostility in his boyhood, more when he got to college, but before Hitler "race hatred and the...

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