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Tie-up Between German Neo-nazis and U.S. Anti-semites Reported

Neo-Nazi and anti-Semitic elements long submerged in Germany are beginning to test their strength in the current German election campaign, Henry Edward Schaltz, national chairman of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, declared today as he made public a League survey of neo-Nazi propaganda activities. Mr. Schultz also cited the existence of an organized propaganda tie-up between neo-Nazi leaders in Germany and professional anti-Semites in the United States.

“The evidence gathered in the ADL study, ” Mr. Schultz said, “indicates efforts by Nazi-minded elements in Germany, now held in check by the Adenauer government, to acquire support–in particular, American dollars–from nationalist movements and sympathetic ethnic groups in the United States.”

The anti-Semitic pamphlets and literature, the survey revealed, are transmitted on an international scale, with principal centers in the United States, Germany and Argentina. The League identified Frederick Charles Weiss, a German alien living in New York, as the local clearing house for the traffic in neo-Nazi propaganda.