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Boys Peddle Der Stuermer in Yorkville

May 5, 1935
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Julius Streicher, Nazi Germany’s most rabid anti-Semite, invaded Yorkville Friday.

The Franconian overlord’s Der Stuermer, violently anti – Jewish periodical published at Nuremberg, was brazenly hawked on the sidewalks of New York’s Teutonic section by newsboys at fifteen cents a copy. The magazine was sold by stationery stores for a dime.

It was believed the first time that the publication has been sold openly in this country. Der Stuermer is so widely irresponsible that on one occasion local authorities of Leipzig ordered its suppression. The issue affected was devoted to alleged ritual murders engineered by Jews in that city.


Sale of the paper has also been forbidden in other European countries, notably in England.

The issue peddled in Yorkville was featured throughout by attacks of the most lurid type against the Jews.

Meanwhile, an echo of the revelation by the recent Congressional investigation of un-American activities that rifles owned by the government were being borrowed from an armory here and used by drilling Nazis was heard Friday afternoon when William Arnick, alias William Gerald Bishop, of 3405 Vandeventer avenue, Astoria, was taken into custody by detectives and booked at police headquarters.


Acting on a complaint of Catherine McCarthy, of 106 Bedford street, Greenwich Village, who said she was robbed of $200, Detectives Devine and Pollak arrested Arnick and found he was carrying a pistol without a license. He was booked on the latter charge.

At the time when the rifles were reported taken from the armory the suspect was a storm trooper of the Friends of the New Germany and reputedly custodian of arms they used in drilling. Later he became one of the chief propagandists of the American National Socialist League a rebel offshoot.

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