“Luther Says Everything’s OK”

Hans Luther, the “stout, bald ambassador” from Nazi Germany, responds to the call for an Olympic boycott and the student demonstrations against his visit to the University of Minnesota. Many students were forced to leave Shevlin Hall, where the German Department hosted him at a tea.  The article labeled the demonstrators as “hecklers” rather than protestors. Dean Anne Blitz was concerned that a student protester was not properly dressed for a tea and stopped them from asking Luther questions. A concurrent meeting organized by the University YMCA, YWCA, and Menorah Society drafted a joint statement protesting Germany’s racial discrimination against minority athletes.

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CreatorMinnesota DailySourceUniversity of Minnesota Archives, "Luther Says Everything's OK", Minnesota Daily, November 20, 1935, p. 1RightsImage is available courtesy the University of Minnesota Archives. For additional information about the use or re-use of this image please contact the University of Minnesota Archives at www.lib.umn.edu/uarchives.Time Period1930s