Nazis Rally in Bronx Tonight for Attack on Reich Boycott
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Nazis Rally in Bronx Tonight for Attack on Reich Boycott

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“Gentile Americans” and German-Americans are invited by the Friends of New Germany, pro-Nazi organization, to attend what circulars describe as a “monster mass meeting of protest” at Ebling’s Casino in the Bronx tonight.

The circulars promise that prominent speakers will, in both English and German, expose the backers of the boycott against German goods.

The prominent speakers promised, it was learned, will include Louis Zahne, a leading spirit in Nazification of German-American ranks, and Henry O. Spier, secretary of DAWA, anti-Jewish boycott organization.

According to the circulars distributed by the “Friends,” the meeting has been called “to condemn the illegal and unconstitutional methods used by the Jewish – Communistic Boycott Committee against American business men in the Bronx.”

In an explanatory note, the circular attacks Samuel Untermyer, president of the Non-Sectarian Anti-Nazi League, and alleges that the activities of the boycott group is interfering with the President’s recovery program.

“Mr. Samuel Untermyer’s Boycott activities,” the circular states, “led to the instigation of a private war against American business men, because these business men are of German descent!

“The gangster methods, used by this clique of haters, damage not only business, but they interfere with and retard the Recovery Program, which our President tries to put into effect.

“They picket stores and interfered with business in general and in doing so tend to destroy the friendly relations between the different nationalities and races, living peacefully in our country.”

The circular then asks, “Who is in back of all this?” and promises that “you will hear the answer at our big mass meeting.”

Admission to the meeting is free.

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