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 of Women Anne Blitz was concerned that a student protester was not properly dressed for a tea and threatened to call police. She stopped student protesters 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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