Vienna (Dec. 11)
The discovery of official documents today proving that Arnold Broenner, prominent leader of the German National Socialists, is the son of a converted Galician Jew, leaves Broenner open to expulsion from the party. Members of Hitler’s party must be able to show that they are descendant from at least ten generations of pure Aryans.
According to the documents found here, Broenner, who is also a poet, is the son of Ferdinand Broenner whose Jewish name was Eliezer Feivel Broenner. Arnold Broenner’s paternal grandfather was Usiel Broenner and his paternal grandmother was Esther Hinde. Arnold Broenner was born in the Galician township of Osweicim and his father was converted in 1886 in Vienna.
The revelation of Broenner’s Jewish origin has aroused tremendous interest here in view of a suit brought by him against the Ullstein Press in Germany which recently said that he came of a Jewish family. Broenner’s reply to this assertion was to file suit. The Austrian chapter of the League to Combat Anti-Semitism has interested itself in the matter and through Chaim Block, a Jewish writer, copies of the official records were sent today to the Berlin chapter of the League where they will be used when the suit against Ullstein Press comes to trial.