WINNIPEG (Jul. 9)
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police were today investigating an anti-Semitic incident at Winnipeg Beach, when a mystery automobile equipped with a loudspeaker proceeded along the lakefront broadcasting anti-Jewish slogans.
The matter was brought to the attention of the police following an inquiry conducted by the Canadian Jewish Congress, during which witnesses said that a speaker in the car, feigning a foreign accent and claiming to be Adolf Eichmann, shouted: “Jews, get out of the beach. Go away. You’ll be killed.” Three youths were seen riding inside the car.
At no time, according to the witnesses, did the youths appear to be clowning, nor, they emphasized, did they seem to be the typical black leather-jacketed gang one would associate with hooliganism. The vehicle bore “professional” looking posters containing a portrait and carefully printed epithets against the Jews.
Police officials informed the Winnipeg Jewish Post, the local Anglo-Jewish weekly here, that, if any charge under a local ordinance or the Criminal Code is laid against any of the persons involved in the incident, the matter will be referred to the Crown Attorney for the district. “As you probably know, incidents of this type periodically flare up in Winnipeg Beach,” a police spokesman declared.
Heinz Frank, executive director of the Canadian Jewish Congress Western Division Joint Public Relations Committee said that “official steps of Jewish community organs will depend upon the outcome of police investigation. “