Osi Urged by ADL to Investigate Alleged Anti-semitic Propagandist

The Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith has requested the Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations to initiate an investigation against George Dietz, a virulent anti-Semitic propagandist now living in Reedy, West Virginia. Elliot Welles, director of the ADL’s Task Force on Nazi War Criminals, said the request was made in a letter to Neal Sher, OSI director.

The letter, noting that OSI had informed the ADL that membership in Hitler Youth was adequate basis to institute an investigation, pointed out that Dietz was quoted in the December, 1976, issue of White Power as stating that both he and his wife had been members of Hitler Youth.

Deportability depends on whether investigation establishes that Dietz actively took part in Nazi persecutions during World War II. Enclosed with the ADL letter were “relevant materials so that the investigation may be commenced immediately,” Welles said.

Welles said Dietz is probably best known today as the prime mover of Liberty Bell Publications, the largest anti-Jewish propaganda mill in the U.S. This hate literature is internationally distributed, including to Germany.

“I and my associates,” Dietz has said, “live and breathe National Socialism every waking moment.” He has attacked the “criminal gang of Jews” who “are manipulating for the benefit of their own evil ends, everyone’s life in almost every country on earth and most assuredly in these so-called FREE United States.”

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