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REICH LASHED IN SINGER TALK

Underground Agent Tells Of Conditions in Europe

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Journalist Kurt Singer, who led underground forces in Germany, Czechoslovakia, Sweden, and Denmark, declared in his Post-war Council sponsored speech at Lowell House Wednesday that Germany should be kept in a permanent state of military occupation.

Singer escaped Germany in 1934 by skiing over the border into Czechoslovakia. From there he went to Sweden, while his wife was being held as a hostage in Germany during 1934 and 1935. From Sweden he issued underground newspapers and pamphlets until 1940, when the German government ordered his return to the fatherland.

After his threatened return to the Nazis, Singer attempted, to escape to England by meeting a British cruiser in occupied Norway. When he missed the warship he was saved miraculously by a small Finnish vessel, which brought him to America.

Says Norwegian Underground Strong

The author of "Duel for the Northland" asserted that the Norwegian underground movement was extremely strong, keeping in constant contact with the British. He added that most of the underground publications were edited by college students and that they were printed on very thin paper so that they could be swallowed by the reader if he were accosted by the Germans.

Toward the end of his address, Singer made post-war suggestions as requested by the Harvard Post-war Council. His assertion that Germany be placed under a more or less permanent military rule drew many comments from the floor in the discussion period which followed the main talk.

He said that the Scandinavian countries should be allowed to keep their kings after the war, since they have co-operated and sympathized with the democracies. He suggested that no AMG be sent to Norway and Denmark.

"Finland will want to be reestablished as an honorable European state," predicted the German biographer. He continued by prophesying that Norway would be willing to give the United Nations bases on her northern coasts for patrolling the Atlantic

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