SPAIN: Talk & Silence

Six years had passed since Francisco Franco called Germany and Italy "dear nations who were the vanguard of our movement." Last week he received the A.P.'s slow-to-startle DeWitt MacKenzie and startled him with this interview:

MacKenzie: "Rightly or wrongly, the American public feels that Spain was in effect an ally of Germany and Italy and finds that hard to forgive. Did you subscribe to or support Nazi and Fascist policies?"

Franco: "I did not. Spain was not influenced by Germany and Italy, but has been developing along its own lines. . . . The Jews were not persecuted here, nor was any...

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