UNITED NATIONS, N.Y (Jul. 10)
Data on the global wave of anti-Semitic incidents which took place in 41 countries following the smearing of a synagogue in Cologne, Germany, last Christmas Eve, was submitted to the United Nations by the World Jewish Congress in New York, it was announced here today by Samuel Bronfman, chairman of the WJC executive committee in North America.
Mr. Bronfman noted that the material had been prepared following a resolution by the UN Commission on Human Rights. Estimating the number of the anti-Jewish incidents at more than 2,000 the World Jewish Congress leader urged United Nations action to curb anti-Semitism and suggested the mobilization of Interpol to investigate the incidents and their background, as well as to hunt down neo-Nazi groups with international connections.
The WJC report cited the United States as the country with the largest known number of places where anti-Semitic manifestations took place following the Cologne synagogue desecration last December. It named 126 places in the United States where such incidents occurred, 82 in West Germany, 37 in Great Britain, 32 in Italy, 25 in Austria, 17 in France, 13 in Sweden, 10 in Switzerland, and about 100 places in other countries. In West Berlin alone investigations were conducted in 344 instances.
The World Jewish Congress charged that six international anti-Semitic groups together link bigots in 16 countries: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Britain, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States. The six groups are:
1. The European New Order, headed by Charles Luca of France, and based mainly on the French Popular Movement, associated with groups in Germany, Italy, Austria and Belgium.
2. Swede Per Engdahl’s European Social Movement, reported to consist of 50 associated organizations in 14 countries.
3. The Nordisk Association with headquarters in Sweden.
4. The Northern League, headed by Roger Pearson of London, who has contacts with anti-Semitic groups in the U.S.A. as well as throughout Europe.
5. The “action associations” of former SS men mainly in Europe who are also connected with groups of Latvian, Esthonian, Ukrainian, Albanian and Spanish exiles.
6. Legion Europa, established in October 1959, in Vienna, with support in Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium and Holland.
The World Jewish Congress noted that Einar Aberg of Sweden has been flooding many foreign countries with his hate material, as has Britain’s Sir Oswald Mosley “on a somewhat more modest scale.”