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Swastika Banned by Jersey Group

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The German American League of Essex County, embracing almost all German American organizations in this section of New Jersey, last night went on record as being entirely “de-Nazified.”

A resolution was passed by the group banning the swastika and all other Hitlerite emblems savoring of race hatred from the German Day celebration scheduled for next Sunday in the United Singers Grove in Springfield.

John C. Koerber, president of the League, announced that all measures to forestall Nazi attempts to rule the German element in this section would be adopted. He went further to rebuke the Deutsche Zeitung, New York Nazi periodical, for a recent “unjust and insulting reflection on the League and the person of its president.”

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