WASHINGTON (Dec. 6)
The U. S. Internal Revenue Service today announced that a huge picture of Adolf Hitler, swastika arm-bands, and other Nazi paraphernalia seized from George Rockwell’s American Nazi Party for non-payment of taxes will be sold at public auction before December 31.
The Nazi items and anti-Semitic material would be sold to anti-Semites if they are the highest bidders, the Government indicated. Rockwell said he would not attend the auction himself because he lacked funds and “it would break my heart to see the Nazi goods, assembled over several years, sold to others.” Government sources said that the auction will be open to all persons interested without regard to their political orientation or pro-Nazi sympathies.
The Nazi headquarters in nearby Arlington, Va., was seized and padlocked by the Government last week. All contents will be auctioned including printing presses used to produce anti-Semitic pamphlets. The presses are of late design and good quality.