Congressional Body Approves Bill Easing Nazi Entry to U.S.
Menu JTA Search

Congressional Body Approves Bill Easing Nazi Entry to U.S.

Download PDF for this date

An immigration bill which would change the definition of “totalitarian party” in existing legislation to facilitate the admission of Nazis and Fascists has been approved by the House Judiciary Committee. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Francis E. Walter, contains other features opposed by major Jewish organizations although it does include a few liberalizing revisions.

The term “totalitarian party” is defined as a group which seeks the “establishment in the United States of a totalitarian dictatorship or totalitarianism.” If a Nazi or Fascist who confined his activities to Europe were to apply, his chances for admission would be considered more favorably that heretofore.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund