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Nazi Influence Grows in Austria, Jewish Congress Charges in Memorandum to State Dept.

Organized Nazi influence is operative once again on all levels of organized social and political life in Austria, including the parliament, the labor chambers, the Diets of the various Austrian States and City Councils, the World Jewish Congress charged in a memorandum submitted today to the State Department and the Department of the Army.

The memorandum asserted that “it seems thoroughly feasible an organized political group, aiming at the continuation of Nazi doctrines, may, after gaining considerable influence in a central European state, turn into an international center for the spreading of racial and religious hatred, of anti-democratic tendencies and of militaristic and pan-German propaganda.”