MIDDLETOWN, N. Y (Nov. 4)
Another man of Jewish background was revealed here today to be a leader of a neo-Nazi group and chief aide to James H. Madole, leader of the National Renaissance Party. The man is Robert Joseph Burros, 27, of New burgh, N. Y.
The Middletown Times Herald Record revealed that Robert Burros was born a Jew, was listed in Newburgh school records as affiliated with Temple Beth Jacob, a Reform synagogue in Newburgh, and of having had his bar mitzvah in that temple on January 26, 1951.
Robert Burros is no relation to Daniel Burros, the man who shot himself last Sunday after being exposed as a person of Jewish background, Daniel Burros, a Ku Klux Klan organizer, was also a member of the National Renaissance Party.
Rabbi Norman Kahan, of Temple Beth Jacob, in Newburgh, confirmed that his congregation’s records show that Robert Burros, son of Harry and Marion Burros, was bar mitzvah at the temple. Harry Burros is dead, and Mrs. Burros lives now in Newburgh.
Burros claimed that his father had “severed all relationship with any religious institution.” He said: “My father was sharply critical of the Jews. I never saw my father enter a temple. My father and I were at baseball games during the services. My father never behaved like a Jew.” He said he knew the other Burros but “I never knew Dan was a Jew.” Robert Burros at first denied his Jewish background, but admitted it after the facts were revealed by the newspaper here.