DALLAS (Oct. 30)
A “growing international network of nazism” is operating “aggressively” from headquarters in Europe, South America and the Middle East, the executive board of the American Jewish Committee, meeting here, was told this weekend by the Committee’s president, Herbert B. Ehrman.
The report, based on material submitted by the organization’s representatives in Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and Paris, expressed “serious concern over the activities of neo-Nazis” which. Mr. Ehrman stated, “are rooted in anti-Semitic, anti-democratic and totalitarian philosophies.”
In the Middle East, Mr. Ehrmann said, the United Arab Republic “has provided refuge to a considerable number of former Nazis who escaped from Germany and who are serving as advisers to that country in its propaganda campaign against Israel.”
The report also charged that “Hungarian fascist groups are now operating in the United States,” but pointed out that such groups “must be clearly distinguished from the decent and loyal Hungarian majority in this country.” A New York weekly, “Free Hungary,” was identified in the report as a “periodical which publishes unbridled, antidemocratic and anti-Semitic propaganda.”
During the executive board meeting, Dr. John Slawson, executive vice-president or the American Jewish Committee, announced plans by Harvard and by the University of Michigan to probe, in cooperation with the A.J.C., “discriminatory practices on the full utilization of management manpower resources.”
“Extensive discriminatory practices” by large American corporations, said Dr. Slawson, have resulted “in serious losses in management manpower.” Studies, he declared, showed that Jews constitute less than half of one percent of the total executive personnel in American industrial companies, while eight percent of the college-trained population in the United States, from whose ranks management personnel are chosen, are Jews.