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Ford Denies He Aids Antisemites in Europe

November 30, 1923
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Reports that Henry Ford is financing anti-Semitic propaganda throughout Europe are denied in a statement by H.M. Cordell, in Mr. Ford’s office, replying to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency’s recent/inquiry concerning Mr. Ford’s connection with Titus de Bobula, an American citizen, related to Charles W. Schwab, arrested in Budapest in connection with the recent Fascisti plot. De Bobula was referred to as agent and brother-in-law of Mr. Ford.

Mr. Cordell’s letter in which he accuses the Jewish News Agency of spreading reports that have their origin in “dishonest fabrication” is as follows:

“Extraordinary efforts have been made, your Agency being very active in them, to spread reports which would give circumstantial color to the story that Mr. Ford is interested in anti-Semitic propaganda in Europe. We have quite a complete file of your various activities along this line.

“We now say to you that in no way whatsoever has Mr. Ford consented or assisted in any anti-Semitic program in Europe-nor for that matter, in any other place. The Ford Motor Company has no knowledge whatever of a Titus de Bobula. The whole story of any Ford backing given to any revolutionary uprising in any place is a dishonest fabrication, and we very strongly suspect that you know it.”

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