WASHINGTON (Jul. 13)
A vicious attack on the Jewish people, issued under the name of “Bolshevism and Zionism,” and purporting to have been prepared “at the direction of Mr. Henry Ford,” is being widely distributed by the “Christian Nationalist Crusade” headed by Gerald L.K. Smith, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency established today.
The document was mailed by Smith to members of Congress, leaders of patriotic, civic and other organizations and schools throughout the country in large numbers. A large portrait of the late Henry Ford precedes the text.
The caption states that Mr. Ford’s retraction in connection with anti-Semitic material “was written by certain Jews in New York and Mr. Ford’s name was forged to this apology by Mr. (Harry) Bennett himself who boasted that as an artist he had learned to reproduce Mr. Ford’s signature perfectly so that the experts could not detect it.”
The pamphlet, which purports to be a factual report of how “Communism works in the United States,” says that the trade unions are its first weapon and “the Jews have captured American trade union movements as completely as if they had stormed them with the bayonet.”
The second part of the pamphlet, which was supposed to have been written in 1921 and since its publication “originally by Henry Ford” to have been “buried, smothered and hidden,” is an attack on the Zionist movement.