WASHINGTON (Feb. 20)
The National Jewish War Veterans (JWV) is mobilizing thousands of its members for a rally in Philadelphia at noon Sunday at the same time that the American Nazi Party is planning a demonstration there. The American Nazi Party has received a permit to bold a “White Power Rally to show to white masses the unity of the white race.”
A permit to hold the rally was granted today to the Nazi group by federal authorities. An injunction action to prevent the rally has been brought by a Philadelphia Holocaust survivors’ group and the City of Philadelphia. A hearing on the motion will be held in Philadelphia on Thursday.
JWV national commander Nathan M. Goldberg, of Albany, N.Y., has announced that the JWV will meet at George Washington Park in Philadelphia at 10:30 a.m. Sunday before proceeding to Independence Hall, the location of the Nazi rally. “While not planning a confrontation with the Nazis,” he said, “we inter### show the world that we will not ignore activities of this kind of group.”
Members of the JWV Departments of Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland and Washington, D.C. are participating, he said. Phil Moses, of Trenton, N.J., the JWV’s national action chairman, is coordinating the JWV rally.
Goldberg said that JWV is planning to “lend the full force of our troops, to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the Jewish community of Philadelphia. I urge our entire membership to participate.” He said that “after the lesson of the Holocaust, we cannot afford to remain silent while Nazis rally at the site of the Liberty Bell.”