An optimistic outlook of conditions in the South was given by Edgar H. Burman, commander-in-chief of the Anti-Nazi Minute Men, at a mass meeting sponsored by the Garment Center Post at the Hotel Martinique, Thirty-second street and Broadway. Burman has just returned from a vacation tour through the South.
“I didn’t find any Nazi agitation at all in the smaller communities,” Burman said. “The average Jew is not accepted equally on a social basis but he is not interfered with.
“Anti-Semitism is prevalent in Alabama, however, as an aftermath of the Scottsboro Case in which Samuel Liebowitz, a Jewish attorney, took part. An anti-Semitic group known as the “White Legion” has been organized as a result of that trial.”
Other speakers included Sol Rubin, judge advocate general of the Jewish War Veterans; Edwin H. Friedman, and Henry A. Soffer. Dr. Abner Weisman presided.