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America First Committee Bars Bundists As Members

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The German-American Bundis organ, Deutscher Weckruf Beobachter, has been obliged to print on its front page a letter from the America First Committee stating that Bundists are barred from membership in the committee.

The letter was sent by John T. Flynn, chairman of the New York chapter of the America First Committee, after the Weckruf had published an appeal to Bund members to join the anti-war group. The paper ran the letter with an explanatory note stating that it did not wish to see the committee suffer from the reflections cast on the Bund.

Flynn’s letter stated: “We do not want in our organization men who support the philosophy of Hitler’s government because we do not believe them to be good Americans.”

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