LONDON (Dec. 2)
The United Nations, all democratic governments and religious groups of all denominations were urged here today, in a resolution adopted by representatives of 15 European countries attending a special two-day conference called by the World Jewish Congress, to join “in energetic measures to halt increasing activities by Nazi-Fascist organizations which stir up anti-Semitic and racial hatreds in order to destroy human liberty.”
The resolution culminated the special conference summoned by the WJC to examine the revival of Nazi-Fascist anti-Semitism in various parts of the world. The conference also mapped an action program, including legislative, educational and similar actions in cooperation with church groups and humanitarian organizations “to curb and eliminate Nazi-Fascist activities.”
Various national delegations produced evidence during the sessions, showing that close links already exist and are being developed on a global scale by groups spreading “their destructive doctrines.” The conference noted that resurgent Nazism and fascism “exploit anti-Semitism as a weapon, not only against the Jews but against democracy itself.” “It is a matter of urgency,” the main resolution stated, “to eliminate the new Nazi-Fascist threat before it once again reaches the dimensions which brought civilization to the brink of destruction during the Hitler era.”
Photo-copies of a letter from George Lincoln Rockwell, leader of the American Nazi Party, and temporary commander of the World Union of National Socialists, showing he was planning a world congress of Nazis to be held in Argentina in 1963, were distributed to the Jewish leaders here.
Alec Easterman, World Jewish Congress of International Affairs, revealed some date showing the global ramifications of resurgent Nazism-Fascism. There were 23 international assemblies of such organizations in the last two years, he said. West German statistics, he declared, showed there were 85 such organizations in Germany and 450 outside Germany. He noted there had been recent printings of Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” in large editions in Brazil, Egypt and England.
Israel Sieff, president of the European executive of the World Jewish Congress, urged, in an address, that the entire, free world, through its governments, parliaments and churches, take vigorous action against a resurgent movement of Nazism and fascism which, he said, threatens all democratic freedoms.
“It is tragic that Jewish organizations from many countries,” said Mr. Sieff, “should be obliged, in 1962, to meet to deal with the menace of the revival of Nazi-Fascist anti-Semitism. To minimize the recent manifestations and incitements to violence against Jews and other racial and religious groups would be to repeat the tragic error of the 1920′s and 1930′s which resulted in the holocaust.” He cited the activities of the Nazi-Fascist groups in Britain and Latin America in the past year.