Chilean Nazi Party Resumes Activity; Was Dissolved by Government Order

The tiny Chilean Nazi party, which was dissolved at the beginning of 1964 under Government orders, appeared today to be active again. Under the name of the National Socialist Workers Party, the party was reorganized by Franz Pfeiffer-Richter, who headed the banned organization. He said the party had been legally constituted again.

The reorganized Nazi group has been publishing a leaflet every two weeks bearing the name Cruz Gamada, which means “Crooked Cross,” a reference to the Nazi swastika’s origin.

The reappearance of the Nazi party was assailed by La Segunda of Santiago, one of Chile’s leading evening newspapers, which asserted that nazism “cannot take root in Chile.” The newspaper recalled that many years ago when German Nazism was in full power and opened branches for youth in Chile, it had failed.

The newspaper said that the issues of Cruz Gamada it had examined contained attacks on democracy and Jews. La Segunda reported that “Hitler is remembered as an idol” in the Crus Gamada “and the hope is voiced that Nazism will be revived in Germany and the whole world.”

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