a single American flag at the camp, about four inches square. “It was tucked away where one could scarcely see it,” he said, “but there was no mistaking the many large German banners around the camp, swastikas and other Nazi flags.”
The McCormack Committee, according to Dickstein, has received more than 2,000 letters demanding that the camp be broken up. Most of these were written by New Jerseyites living in the camp’s vicinity and their complaints ranged from objections to singing and marching, to the lack of sanitation, the Congressman said.
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“We are fed up with the Friends of New Germany movement in this country,” Dickstein asserted. “In the face of this investigation they have conducted a camp which is, from evidence submitted to the committee, an out and out Hitler camp.
“It is governed entirely by the spirit of Hitlerism and not at all by the American spirit, a fact that is made plain both from our own investigation and from press accounts of the place.
“We find too much goose-stepping in front of the swastika and no saluting of the American flag. They are singing the Horst Wessel song early and late. And they spend much of their time marching.
“Why,” he asked, “can’t parents send their children to American camps, where they will be given not only physical training but also be taught respect for the American flag?”
Dickstein said he intends “subpoenaing the parents and children connected with the Nazi camp “at a future date if such action proves necessary to find out the true facts about the institution.
He revealed that the committee has information pointing to Nazi espionage in this country.
“There are a lot of Nazi secret spies in this country,” Dickstein said. “Some of them were active during the war as far back as the Black Tom explosion and they are back again in connection with Nazi activities.”
He said that to a lesser extent Communist spies were active here and announced that in about ten days the committee would resume open hearings of Communists.
Henry Woodhouse, it is understood, has nothing to do with the Nazi camp, but is being questioned concerning propaganda. E. Eisle, Dickstein said, was being queried with regard to a German magazine, allegedly distributed by his firm, which carried accounts of the Nazi camp.