Ex-nazi Not Permitted to Enter Britain; Was to Address London Meeting
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Ex-nazi Not Permitted to Enter Britain; Was to Address London Meeting

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A leading German neo-Nazi, who had been scheduled to address a meeting of neo-Fascists in London, will not be permitted to enter Britain, British Home Secretary R. A. Butler announced in Commons today.

Hans Rudel, a lieutenant colonel during the Nazi regime, was one of several European Fascists scheduled to address a meeting of the neo-Fascist “Friends of Europe” to be presided over by Sir Oswald Mosley, long-time British Fascist figure.

Marylebone Town, fearing the possibility of disturbances, canceled a permit to the group for the meeting on December 6 and the Kensington Town Hall was booked for the meeting for the same day. However, Mosley, leader of the British Union Movement, said there was a question whether the meeting could be held at the Kensington Town Hall because the hall might not be large enough.

The issue was raised in Commons today by Barnett Janner, MP and British Jewish leader, who asked Mr. Butler if the latter was aware that Rudel had been a prominent Nazi during the Hitler regime and that Rudel would address a meeting in London. Mr. Janner asked whether the Home Secretary would act to prevent Rudel from coming to England. Replying, the Home Secretary said Rudel would not be allowed to enter the United Kingdom.

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