Beigian Anti-semitic Leaders Admit Relations with Nazi Propaganda Centres

An admission that the anti-Semitic movements in Belgium keep in close touch with Nazi propaganda organizations is made by their leaders in the Belgian press, coupled, however, with denials of direct financial assistance from Germany.

Baron d’Oldeneel de Heerdrinck, a Rexist Parliamentary candidate and founder of the racialist paper “Volksverwering,” publishes the following statement in the Brussels Liberal paper “La Derniere Heure”

“After studying the Jewish problem for many years, I took part in 1937 in an international congress in Erfurt which was attended by militant anti-Semites from all over the world. We discussed measures for eradicating Jewish influence in their respective countries, which I consider as a blight on the prosperity and well being of the Belgian people.”

Another leader of the “Volksverwering” declares in the Brussels Catholic journal, “L’Avant Garde” “We are endeavoring to unite all the Belgians of good faith, without distinction of party and religion, in a common anti-Jewish front.” “L’Avant-Garde” replies to this letter by reproducing the front page of the “Volksverwering” with a reproduction of a front-page anti-Semitic picture from the “Stuermer.”

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