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Anne Morrow Lindbergh on:
Travelling to Germany

Anne Morrow Lindbergh Q: Do you remember what your reactions were when you first arrived in Germany?

AML: Well, we had a remarkable military attaché there. Truman Smith, who was, I think responsible for getting us there, because he wanted to know what they had. And he felt that if he could get my husband there, they would show him everything, because they would be proud of him, which was absolutely true. And so, he got Goering to invite him, and he did. He did see a great deal and he had already seen what England had, and what France had, so it was very appropriate to see what Germany had and it was very important, actually.

Q: He once again walked into a very controversial time.

AML: Yes. He believed that we should not go in. Some of this, I think, was inherited from his, perhaps unconsciously, from his father's position, that we should not get involved in European controversies. But, I think he feared Russia, that's what he felt was the danger for America--Communism coming in from the east.

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