LONDON (Jan. 16)
Captain E. R. S. Skeels, leader of the newly formed United British Party, which is modeled on Hitlerism, denied today in the course of an interview that he was anti-Semitic. However, he admitted that he was in favor of Hitlerite Germany, explaining that conditions there and those in England are different.
Skeels claimed that there is a decided difference between Sephardic Jews and Ashkenazim. He declared that the majority of Jews living in England are Sephardim, and therefore acceptable, while the Ashkenazim, he said, are Mongols and “realtrouble – makers.” According to Skeels, the Ashkenazim are the source of the world upheaval.
Sephardic Jews are those who claim descent from the Spanish and Portuguese Jews and who were ousted from those countries. The Ashkenazim include the rest of world Jewry.
Both the News Chronicle and the London Daily Herald, which discussed editorially Lord Rothermere’s sensational avowal of Fascism, declared that even Rothermere’s huge propaganda machine (the large group of newspapers he owns) will not turn public opinion to support persecution for terror.