BONN (Jul. 30)
Nazi anti-Jewish literature is being printed in the United States and sent to the small but vociferous neo-Nazi organizations in West Germany, it was revealed here by German authorities.
A spokesman for West Germany’s Solicitor General’s office in Karlsrube has announced the arrest of three individuals in whose possession police found 100 reprint copies of the “ritual murder” issue of Julius Streicher’s obscenely anti-Semitic hate sheet, “Der Stuermer.” The paper, dated May 1934, has been reprinted in the U.S. by the National States Rights Party for distribution in Germany, the Solicitor General’s office said.
Documents found in the possession of two of the arrested men led investigators to believe there is a close relationship between neo-Nazi groups in West Germany and the recently established World Union of National Socialists, headquarters in England. The names of the three men and the place where they were arrested, has not been revealed by the Solicitor General’s office.
The spokesman said, however, that there may be a connection between the three and an unidentified British subject believed responsible for the distribution of Nazi posters in Frankfurt, Munich and Freiburg during the latter part of June and all of July. Headlined “Germany Awake!”, the German-language posters bore a “masthead” indicating they had been printed by Colin Jordan’s Nazi movement in England. The address given on the posters was “National Socialist Movement, 74 Princedale Road, London W. 11.”
“The events of the 1930’s were a major achievement,” the posters said. “Those days will come again. We have united with other countries.” Copies of the poster were first discovered in Frankfurt, where they had been pasted on the door of the Orthodox synagogue; the home of Dr. Isaac E. Lichtigfeld, the Hessian Provincial Rabbi, and the house of Hesse’s outspoken anti-Nazi attorney general, Dr. Fritz Bauer. A similar action followed a few days later in Munich, where the same posters were found on the homes of liberal Journalists. Several days later, they cropped up in Freiburg.
According to the West German Solicitor General’s office, the same Briton suspected of the poster distribution, may also have been responsible for swastika smearings on the foundations of Hitler’s old Eagle’s Nest on the Obersalzberg near Berchtesgaden. The swastikas were accompanied by the slogan in English, “Hitler was Right.”
Reports reaching here indicate that John Tyndall, secretary general of Jordan’s movement, has announced in London that his organization was responsible for the poster action in Germany. He reportedly indicated that thousands of German-language handbills had been printed for distribution in the Federal Republic. Distribution of Nazi literature, and displaying Nazi emblems, is illegal in the Federal Republic.