BRUSSELS (Jul. 29)
Vast funds hidden in various countries during the last days of the Second World War by Nazi leaders, are still being used to support fascist and neo-Nazi movements in various parts of the world and to pay the expenses for the defense of Nazi war criminals who face trial.
This was disclosed here by Hubert Halih, president of the Experts Committee of the International Union of Resistance and Deportee Movements, who reported at a press conference on the group’s findings. He appealed for information on the distribution of such funds.
Mr. Halih also reported on numerous attempts to revive Nazism in Belgium, especially the creation here of a section of the National Socialist World Union under the direction of a certain Rudiger van Zande, a representative in Liege of a commercial firm. Van Zande’s stationery, he said, is printed with the swastika and Hitlerian eagle, and he is known to be connected with other fascist movements as well as with the Arab League.
Mr. Halih also noted that an international camp devoted to “the struggle against the Jews and loyalty to Hitlerism” will be held in Belgium in August with the participation of German, French and English as well as Belgian fascists. Ceremonies are also scheduled in memory of August Borms, Belgian separatist executed for treason in 1946, he said.