NEW YORK (Nov. 7)
Attorney General Herbert Brownell was called upon today to investigate the importation of daggers bearing the Nazi emblem, by Adolph Held, national chairman of the Jewish Labor Committee which represents more than 500,000 Jewish workers in the AFL and CIO. The manufacture of the daggers, which Held said were made in the Ruhr in 1954, was discovered by the German Metal Workers Union who reported it to the International Association of Machinists-AFL.
“We feel it is incumbent on the Department of Justice,” Mr. Held wrote the Attorney General, “to investigate the American firms who are importing these daggers and to determine whether or not fraud is being perpetrated upon those who believe they are purchasing genuine war souvenirs. We request that you also determine whether any of these Nazi daggers are finding their way to native American Fascist groups or being reshipped to other areas of the Americas where it is known neo-Fascist and Nazi-like groups exist.”