There is at least one official voice in Europe that expresses understanding of the methods and motives of President Roosevelt. This voice is that of Germany, as represented by Chancellor Adolph Hitler.
-New York Times, Anne O'Hare McCormick, July 10, 1933
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Newly unveiled memos from Adolf Hitler’s chancellery and Foreign Ministry portray a cozy pre-World War II relationship between Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the German madman.
Several going up for auction Aug. 24-27 at Alexander Historical Auctions show that FDR pressured Hitler’s aides to have the fuhrer grant a meeting with three pals, top officials from Standard Oil and Texaco, around the time of the 1936 Nazi Party rally at Nuremberg.
In one, an aide wrote to Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop that “in view of Roosevelt's personal interest ... I recommend very strongly that his request should be granted.”