Mr. Dold, in So. Africa, Says “heil” to Hitler
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Mr. Dold, in So. Africa, Says “heil” to Hitler

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There is a movement on foot here which is strongly reminiscent of the Nazi movement in Germany, although its leader, Harold Dold, disavows any affiliation with Hitler’s political principles. Nevertheless Mr. Dold conceded that he is hostile to the Jews.

The organization headed by Mr. Dold orders its members to wear grey shirts and the Springbok badge, a symbol of young South Africa. The leader is a candidate for the Umbilo election and is using his legionnaires to back him in the election.

At one meeting a member of the audience inquired what Mr. Dold’s stand is with regard to the Jewish question. He said he is hostile to the Jewish people, and that Jews who wished to make money “at the expense of South Africans” and then proceed to squander it in other countries, “would be stopped.”

He was asked whether he approved of the Italian Fascisti custom of dousing critics with castor oil. His answer was in the affirmative.

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