Assembly Weighs Nazi Inquiry; Hitlerites Protest Ban on Rally
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Assembly Weighs Nazi Inquiry; Hitlerites Protest Ban on Rally

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Goaded to anger by police action which forced the German Society for Literature and the Arts to abandon plans for a rally in Mecca Temple Casino last Saturday night after authorities had decided the Nazi group might clash with those attending Vladimir Jabotinsky’s Zionist Revisionist lecture in the same building, several German societies were on record yesterday as contemplating immediate steps to guard against a similar occurrence in the future.

Formal protests against the police move have been sent to Mayor LaGuardia, Governor Lehman and President Roosevelt by the affected society, by the Northeastern Saengerbund and by the United German Societies. The German-American Conference is expected to join in denunciation of the police attitude in the incident.

Meanwhile the State Legislature is considering a bill introduced by Assemblyman Albert D. Schanzer, Brooklyn Democrat, calling for a State investigation similar to the Congressional inquiry conducted nationally by the McCormack committee.


Although New York’s Nazidom presented a semblance of unity in its condemnation of the ban against the Mecca Temple Casino meeting, it continued to wage its internecine war on other fronts.

The American National Socialist League, headed by Anton Haegele, formed a Brooklyn unit for the deliberate purpose of wrecking Dr Hubert Schnuch’s hold in that borough, where Joseph Schuster still maintains some appearance of control as a leader of Schnuch’s League of Friends of New Germany. Haegele, who spoke at the organization meeting, attacked police for halting last Saturday’s Mecca Temple Casino rally.

The New York unit of Schnuch’s group, in a meeting at Yorkville Casino to celebrate the anniversary of Hitler’s ascension to power, pledged its loyalty to the Third Reich.

Schnuch told the gathering the United States could learn much from the Germany of today. Other speakers were Louis Zahne and Johannes Schoenberger.


Delegates of the United German Societies, meeting to consider last Saturday night’s Mecca Casino Hall incident, unanimously adopted the following resolution:

“The directors and delegated body of the United German Societies condemn most emphatically the action of the municipal authorities and declare that this is a case of a new precedent in the attempt to treat inconsiderately a German-American organization, since in the case of the Mecca Temple Casino it was a matter not of a municipal property but of a private hall.

“Protests are to be directed at once to the municipal administration and to Washington. Member groups are advised to take similar steps at once.


“Delegates of the German-American Conference are advised to endeavor to see to it that the conference take similar action.

“The United German Societies resolve immediately to establish a legal unit consisting of two lawyers and two members of the directorate, who shall endeavor to enforce by recourse to law the rights of assembly of German-American organizations and to protect them in the future.”

Taking a leaflet from the tactical book of Jewish leadership, American Nazis recently have been indulging in frequent protests over wrongs, fancied or otherwise, which they believe are being done to them and to Das Vaterland. One of these takes the form of a pamphlet entitled “Who Pays for the Boycott?” published by Haegele’s American National Socialist League.


“Before we answer this question,” the throw-away begins, “some light has to be shed upon the originators of the boycott, in order to acquaint the general public with these wire pullers and their puppets.

“Everybody knows that the Jew is the father of the boycott idea with regard to German goods, and that the Communists are his hirelings. This fact is already admitted in a letter by Baruch Levi to Karl Marx, the father of Socialism (Revue de Paris, 35, II, p. 547):


“‘The governments of the people, constituting the World-Republic, will through the victory of the proletariat without effort fall into the hands of the Jews. Then private capital will be suppressed through Jews controlling the Government, through Jews who everywhere will have the administration of the national fortunes in their hands. In that way the prophecy of the Talmud will be fulfilled, that “the Jews with the coming of the Messiah will hold in their hands the key to the possession of all the peoples of earth.”

“To thinking people many things become clear through this. The Jews and their shock troops, the international proletariat, who were frustrated in their effort to found the Jewish ‘World-Republic’ in Germany, hope to reconquer Germany by means of the boycott. The masses of the proletariat are Goys (non-Jews) who allow themselves to be exploited in the interest of the aspired Jewish world rule and who, if need be, will also shed their blood for Judah. To what extent the proletarian and non-thinking elements through the boycott are assisting the Jews in their efforts at world domination shall be shown in the following:


“In 1929 Germany bought in the United States goods valued at 1,749,400,000 marks (official figures). This amount represents in American money an income of $450,000,000 for the United States on the exports to Germany. Taking the average wages of an American worker at $1,200 a year, it would seem that nearly 400,000 American working men were given work and bread through Germany’s purchases in the United States.

“Palestine, the Homeland of the Jews, on the other hand, is not participating in the boycott and carries on active trade with Germany. . . . In the United States, however, the boycott is carried on at the expense of the ‘Goy.’ The sufferer is the workingman, the exporter and the State….”

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