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Gerald K. Smith Attacks Anti-nazi League at Congressional Committee Hearing

Testifying before the House Special Committee to Investigate Campaign Expenditures, Gerald Z. Smith, the American First Party candidate for President, today demanded that the Non-Sectarian Anti-Nazi League, “supported by a bunch of short-sighted Jews” and “spending thousands of dollars” to fight him with “Gestapo-like techniques” should be investigated.

“This Jewish financed organization is producing more Anti-Semitism than all the Anti-Semitism put together,” Smith said. Several weeks ago the Anti-Nazi League asked the Senate Campaign Expenditures Committee to look into the resolution offered by Homer Herman Meertz, a delegate at the American First National convention in Detroit, that all Jews should be deported or sterilized.

Smith denied that literature placing the responsibility for black-marketing on “kiloes” was part of the official literature of his convention, and also disavowed a pamphlet an a homeland for the Jews. “Whether was oppose of support a national homeland,” he said, “we’ll be called Anti-Semites.” He added that his party opposed the admission of refugees here to take the jobs of soldiers and fevered stopping immigration immediately.

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