PARIS (Jan. 25)
For a Jew to become Pope sounds phantastic enough,but it is a phenomenon not unknown in history.But for a Jew to become the leader of a party based on the principle of “pure Aryan descent”is surely unique.
National Socialism has long ceased to be a purely German mattter.It has spread in varying degrees to all the countries of the world,and it has gained a particulary strong hold among the White Russian emigres in Berlin and Paris.This.This is not surprising, for the reachtionary and anti-Semitic elements of pre War Russian emigres,and they,like the Bourbone,have learnt nothing and forgotten nothing.It was inevitable that these elements should find much that was attractive to them in Nazi program.It was not only the anti-Semitism of the Nazis that attracted them,but also their extreme anti-Communism.The majority of the Russian emigres are still monarchists,and at the bottom of their hearts still hope to return in triumph to a new Tsarist Russian. And they fondly hope that the Nazis will in some way help them to achieve this end.
Soon after Hitler’s victory,Russian Nazi groups had been formed in Germany and within a few months a whole net of such groups had been established in all the countries in which Russian emigress live.Recently all these groups were united in one world body and a triumvirate of three was appointed to run the whole organization.The three members of this triumvirate are Vonsiazki,Kazem-Bek,and “General Count Bermond-Awaloff.” In view of the importance the Russian Nazis attach to “pure Russian Descent”, it is interesting to note that Mr. Vonsiaszki is a Pole,which Mr. KazemBek is not only not “pure Russian” but not even an “Aryan”, belonging as he does to the Caucasion “mountain tribes”. But by far the most interesting member of this trio is “General Count Bermond-Awaloff.”