Montreal (Jun. 8)
“The Foreign Friends of Hitler Movement” today began efforts to rally 10,000 residents of Montreal under the Swastika flag.
Following meetings of the Nazi cell here, Nazi representatives in Canada are striving to inflate their ranks with thousands of new recruits to the Hitler movement and to coordinate operations of the Canadian units with those of mature Brown Shirt organizations in the United States.
Gilles Mousseau, chief of the Montreal District movement, boasts that 298 members have been enrolled already. He expects the roll to skyrocket to the 10,000 mark shortly.
A majority of the recently inducted members of the Friends of Hitler are English and French-speaking native Canadians. Efforts are being made to enlist the support of other Canadian-born residents as well as immigrants of all classes.
UNDER HAMBURG DIRECTION
Hans Nieland, directing the organization of Hitlerite bodies abroad, has wired instructions from Hamburg commanding the cooperation of Canadian and American cells of Nazi supporters on the continent.
Under the Swastika banner, which flies over their headquarters, “Die Auslandische Freunde Der Hitler Bewegung” is introducing the organization to this city.
The body will support all the princples enunciated by Adolf Hitler. The Magdenburg utterances that Jewish rights in Germany be proportionate to the numerical strength of Jews in that country are one of the basic principles of the organization in Canada.
Gilles Mousseau, “Orst Leiter”, or District Leader, of this infant Nazi cell, announced that plans are being made for the reception of Hans Wiedemann, Nazi envoy to the Century of Progress, who is scheduled to visit Montreal soon.