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Toronto Police Investigate Strewing Anti-jewish Leaflets in Streets

The Toronto Police Commission and the Toronto Metro Police Force gave assurances today to the Canadian Jewish Congress of a thorough investigation of the strewing on downtown Toronto streets of hundreds of neo-Nazi and anti-Jewish leaflets.

The five-inch square sheets bore the message: “Hitler was Right–Communism is Jewish,” and the address of Box 1371 Arlington, Virginia, the post office box of George Rockwell, leader of the American Nazi Party. Some of the leaflets fluttered down in the vicinity of the offices of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Police at first assumed the sheets had been dropped from an airplane but later indicated they thought they had been tossed from a high office building. Rockwell, questioned by telephone by a Toronto newspaper, disclaimed responsibility but said they might have been scattered by Toronto followers. He said there were five or six members of his American Nazi party in Toronto but declined to give their names. Canadian Jewish Congress officials met for an hour with police officials on the distribution.

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