Neo-nazi Group Surfaces

A neo-Nazi group, the National Socialist White People’s Party, has surfaced in this city in recent months, according to a report by David M. Iushewitz, staff writer of the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle. Racist fliers adorned with swastikas and filled with incendiary terms such as kike, nigger and Black pigs, have been placed in mailboxes in apartments houses, stuck under windshield wipers and slipped under doors.

A typical leaflet, reproduced in the Chronicle, has a headline reading, “Race-Mixing Stinks….” The body of the leaflet states, in part: “The sick, depraved Jews who monopolize the motion-picture industry can hardly wait to turn America into a mongrel cesspool. They are busy grinding out one obscene movie after another with race-mixing as the principal theme…. All over America countless Jewish-owned theaters are showing movies depicting lewd relationships between Blacks and whites…. If you’re tired of seeing a bunch of rich Jews fatten their bankrolls on the proceeds of legalized pornography racket…then contact us.”

The leaflets give the address of the party’s national headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, and the party itself is the successor of the American Nazi Party that was led by Lincoln Rockwell before he was killed in August 1967 by a disgruntled follower.

Iushewitz writes that Saul Serrin, executive director of the Anti-Defamation League of the B’nai B’rith, acknowledged that a significant number of Jews in north suburban areas have been the recipients of these strident and vicious flyers. Some of the people, Serrin was quoted as saying, view the leaflets “as nutty things, but some people see them as a serious event–something which is a throwback to a time when men with a like philosophy murdered one-third of the Jewish population.”

An investigation by local police has identified the leader of the neo-Nazi group as a college-age youth who was involved in similar incidents when he attended the local high school, but as yet, have failed to locate him, Iushewitz reported. Sorrin, he related, theorized that since the group’s activities have centered in neighborhoods that are predominantly Jewish, their acts are apparently aimed more at terrorizing individuals than at recruiting followers.

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