GERMANY: Our Main Purpose

The German people knew that U.S. High Commissioner John J. McCloy had recently gone home to discuss Germany's problems with U.S. officials. They did not know that he would return to Germany with an important policy statement.

This week in Stuttgart, McCloy spoke before an audience of 1,400 at the opening of a new Amerika-Haus. His speech was a milestone in the development of the U.S. attitude toward Germany. Said McCloy:

"No one ... is charging the Germans with the responsibility for Hitler's crimes . . . No one demands a beating of the...

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