CHICAGO (Apr. 23)
The American Nazi Party’s 25 year-old “coordinator” for the Middle West, Frank Collin, is the son of a former German Jew who was once a prisoner at Dachau, it was disclosed here yesterday after young Collin was arrested in a police raid on a Nazi arms cache. His identity was revealed by his mother, Mrs. Virginia Collin, who is a Roman Catholic. She said her husband. Max, owner of a drapery business, was held at Dachau for three months in 1938 and later freed to emigrate to the U.S. His name was Max Simon Cohen but he had it legally changed to Max F. Collin in 1946, three years after his marriage. Mrs. Collin said her husband and son were in violent disagreement over Frank’s allegiance to the National Socialist White Peoples Party, successor to the late George Lincoln Rockwell’s American Nazi Party. She said that father and son have not spoken for years but that she occasionally talks to her son on the telephone. The Collin case recalled a similar one in New York four years ago when a New York Times reporter exposed the Jewish parentage of Daniel Burros, a local chapter leader of the American Nazi Party and member of the Ku Klux Klan.