5000 Foreign Nazis, Many from U.S. at Reich Parley

The Havas News Agency reports five thousand foreign Nazis, many of them American citizens, today attended the official opening of a convention on the propagation of Nazism abroad–the “Nazi International”–preliminary to the big Nuremberg Nazi party congress next week. Ernest Wilhelm Bohle, British-born president of the movement, in his opening address paid tribute to the memory of Wilhelm Gustloff, Nazi leader in Switzerland who was assassinated by a Yugoslav Jewish student, and of the Germans who have been killed in the Spanish civil war.

“During the past year Germans in foreign countries have continued with all means at their disposal to defend Germanism and national socialist ideas, “he said.”Wilhelm Gustloff and the Germans assassinated in Spain are our martyrs.”

He announced that a street in this Franconian city would be named in honor of the Swiss Nazi leader and asked that the entire gathering stand in silent tribute to the “Germans in foreign countries who were victims of assassins.”

In an address of welcome to the delegates last night, Bohle said the goal of their organization was to imbue each German living in a foreign country so thoroughly with the Nazi doctrine that he could never forget his Germanism.

“The chiefs of this organization, “he said, “are the political soldiers of the Fuehrer.”

Special trains will carry the delegates, who have come here from dozens of countries, to the Nuremberg congress.

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