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Yugoslavia Concerned over Rising Nazi Influence

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Concern is being felt in official circles at the widening influence and power of the Nazi organization in Yugoslavia. It is learned in reliable circles that the authorities are seeking some means of restricting Nazi propaganda activities in the country without giving offense to Germany or disturbing in any way the present close German-Yugoslavia friendship.

Nazi propaganda and activities are openly conducted in this country by the German travel agency which is under the directorship of Herr von Neuhausen, whose position in the Nazi organization in Yugoslavia correspondents to that held in Switzerland by the assassinated Nazi agent, Wilhelm Gustloff. Von Neuhausen is said to have over half of Yugoslavia’s 400,000 Germans organized into his Nazi party branch.

Von Neuhausen’s free spending is notious in the country and it is generally considered that he has unlimited funds at his disposal. It is common knowledge that he subsidizes a Serbian newspaper and furnishes anti-Jewish and anti-Soviet articles to the Serbian newspapers.

The chief political aim of the Nazi propaganda in Yugoslavia is to prevent Yugoslavia from entering any pacts which would add her to the nations “encircling” Germany and to keep Yugoslav sentiment opposed to a Hapsburg restoration in Austria.

Economically, von Neuhausen’s activities have resulted in deep penetration of Yugoslavia by Germany. The Reich imports great amounts of wheat and foodstuffs from Yugoslavia and pays for them by exports of manufactured goods.

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