11 FEBRUARY 1938, Page 19

[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] should like to ask

Miss Lindt and Mr. Huizinga to tell me the country where the English receive better treatment than foreigners do in England. Do they know a country where an Englishman could write, complaining of, and criticising, the people in whose country he is a guest, and get his letter published?

English people who go for short holidays abroad in the summer, know nothing of the treatment accorded those who make a long stay. I have lived in Germany, Italy and Belgium, and I experienced hostility and unfriendliness in each of these countries. For instance, every third letter I received in Germany had been opened and read by the authorities, before I got it. My English newspaper was confiscated, on the average, twice a week, I was constantly being asked to go to the police station where I was questioned about my political beliefs, &c. I do not think that either Miss Lindt or Mr. Huizinga have had such treatment in England. Appar- ently the worst thing that happened to Miss Lindt was being called an alien by the police. After all she is an alien whilst she is in England. I am not insulted by being called an " Auslander " when I am in Germany—and " Auslander " means alien. I wonder what would happen if I wrote to the Berliner Tageblatt about it !—Yours, &c., J. TURNER.

C!o Lloyd's Bank, 72 Lombard-st., E.C.3.