Anti-semitic Feelings Reported Strong Among Mosleyites in Britain

A reporter who spent ten weeks in Oswald Mosley’s fascist Union Movement as an apparent bona fide member warned today that anti-Semitic feeling was so strong among members that Mosley might have to adopt an openly anti-Semitic policy as he did before World War II.

Alan Rogers of the Daily Herald noted that while there was no official policy toward Jews and that Mosley had repeatedly claimed neither he nor his movement were anti-Semitic, “the truth is that the vast majority of members are using the Union Movement to band together for their vile racialist theories and activities.”

He said flatly that members of the movement were responsible for some of the recent incidents of attacks on Jewish property in London which he said were “by no means rare occurrences.” He added that “the street riots we have seen already may well prove to be only the beginning of yet more vicious battles to come.”

Dr. Israel Brodie, Chief Rabbi of the British Commonwealth, told a meeting of Jewish war veterans here last night that he was “delighted” by the strong reaction of the British people against “the eruption of a Nazi-style clique which has disturbed us in recent months.” He told the rally that “we must not meet violence or the provocation of violence with violence. We must support any legislation to restrain those who advocate racialism.”

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