Canada Jews Seek to Bar Anti-semitic Propaganda from Mails

The Canadian Jewish Congress has submitted a brief to the Canadian Postmaster General citing the misuse of Canadian mails for distribution of anti-Semitic literature and propaganda. The submission of the brief followed a conference held between officials of the CJC and Postmaster General Alcide Cote.

The CJC argues that some of the material listed in the brief is of a scurrilous nature and should, therefore, not be deemed “mailable matter.” “The mailing of others outrightly involves the commission of an offense by means of the mail as envisaged in the Post Office Act,” the brief points out.

In particular the Canadian Jewish Congress submitted a pamphlet entitled “Plans of the Synagogue of Satan,” copies of which were received by members of Parliament several months ago in envelopes postmarked Victoria, B. C., or Duncan, B. C. Another supply of the same pamphlet bore the imprint “for free distribution obtainable from British Israel Association of Greater Vancouver.” This pamphlet caused an uproar in the British House of Commons when copies were mailed to members of the British Parliament. United Kingdom Home Secretary Maxwell Fyfe was quoted as having termed it “obnoxious” in the British House.

The CJC indicated in its brief that one part of the pamphlet being a purported-”speech” of someone alleged to be a certain “Rabbi Emanuel Rabinovitch” in Hungary, January 12th 1952, was first circulated by Einar Aberg, of Sweden, repeatedly convicted in connection with hate propaganda by Swedish courts. It was reprinted in the “Canadian Intelligence Service,” published at Flasherton, Ont., by Ron Gostick. The pamphlet is interspersed with “quotations” from the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion.” Such propaganda material also contravenes Section 136 of the Criminal Code, which prohibits the “publishing of false news,” the Canadian Jewish Congress stressed.

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