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Mrs. Sinclair Lewis on freedom of press in Germany--outtakes

Dorothy Thompson, sometimes referred to as “The First Lady of American Journalism,” and named here as “Mrs. Sinclair Lewis,” was also the first American correspondent to be expelled from Germany by the Nazi party. Thompson reported from Munich in the early 1930s where she spoke out on the dangers of Nazism. She interviewed Hitler in 1931 and later published a book based on the meeting. She described Hitler as “…formless, almost faceless, a man whose countenance is a caricature...He is inconsequent and voluble, ill poised and insecure. He is the very prototype of the little man.” Hitler became Führer on August 2nd, 1934, and shortly thereafter, Thompson was expelled from the country.

In these Fox Movietone News outtakes filmed on August 28,1934, Thompson speaks on her expulsion, German censorship, and the treatment of foreign correspondents.
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