15 NOVEMBER 1935, Page 19


[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] Stu,—In one of your last issues of The Spectator I happened to read an article in German on the " Chamber of Literature," its Presidents Dr. Hans Friedrich Biondi( and Hanns Johst. Quite apart from the fact that Dr. Blunek and Hanns Johst are very good personal friends, everything given in this article is untrue. I happened to be together with the two gentlemen for some time in France and in Germany, and I feel that it would only be fair to pay the tribute of human truth to both of them, who are sincerely endeavouring to rebuild normal and open-hearted relations with Great Britain.—I am, [Dr. Fiedler's suggestion that " everything in this article is untrue " is difficult to credit—unless statements quoted textually from the Berliner Tageblatt of October 1st and October 8th are devoid of foundation,—En. The Spectator.]