LONDON (May. 9)
The existence of a well-organized gang of your score troopers whose object is to terrorize the Jewish population of London and the operate under the leadership of a former associate of Sir Oswald Mosley has been to covered by Scotland Yard, the Sunday Express reports.
According to the Express, a special squad of detectives operating under Scotland Yard’s directions has been investigating the activities of semi-secret anti-Jewish organization following recent attacks on synagogues and the proclamation of a “war on Jews” by a former associate of Sir Oswald Mosley, Victor Burgese. Burgese was recently released from prison where he was interned during the war year.
The detectives have established that the center of anti-Jewish activities is situated in the Edgware and Burnt Oak districts, where the population is nearly fifty percent Jewish. Anti-Jewish incidents in this area have become so frequent that Jewish veterans have set a twenty-four hour guard around local synsgogues. Jewish residents have been threatened and entire streets plastered with anti-Jewish attackers and posters bearing slogans such as “Jews must go,” or “War on the Jews.”
The Scotland Yard men discovered that most of the anti-Jewish activities were the work of a gang of young storm troopers known as the “North-West Task Group for Racial Defence.” A twenty-two-year-old former public school teacher is the acknowledged leader of the gang, which comprises, in addition to non-paying members, over fifty regular members paying weekly dues amounting to six pence (ten cents) per person.
The aim of the organization, as stated in membership cards given dues payers, is to “operate against forces of Jewry in the life of Great Britain and to oppose participation of any Jew in British public life.” The gang has adopted a motto of the Nazi underground which is printed on the membership cards in German; “Wir kommen wieder,” meaning “We shall return.”
Most of the information on the activities of the Burnt Oak group was obtained from a 17-year-old youth who joined the group but left it after he had found art “what it was all about.” We told the Scotland Yard men that the group usually met at nights, in coffee shops, where speakers attacked Jews. Halliss were also held at ### Park and elsewhere.