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Steel Helmet Group Mimics Reich Masters

Swinging rifies and wearing smart uniforms, a crew of Chicago members of the Stahlhelm (Steel Helmets) joined with their Milwaukee colleagues in a “kamradschaft abend” at the Chanticleer cafe here.

It was the first local pro-Hitler meeting in which both guns and uniforms were in evidence.

They clicked their heels with Prussian decision, raised their arms in the Nazi salute, sang German national anthems as well as American, and listened to German speeches.

The rifies, it was explained, were borrowed from a Chicago unit of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

A. swastika was prominently displayed.

Members insisted the Stahlhelm is non-political, but admitted that Jews are no longer admitted into the organization.

“We have to do the same things they do in Germany,” a spokesman declared. “Now all Jews enrolled have been asked to resign.”

Speeches were delivered by William Zunker and Heinz Von Nobel, local Stahlhelm leaders, and by Nicholas Mueller, Chicago Stahlhelm officer.

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