Nazi Efforts in Seattle
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Nazi Efforts in Seattle

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There has been concern here recently over a proposed “organizational meeting” of the Nazi Party, advertised in the University of Washington newspaper on June 30. Local newspapers and television news programs gave the story wide coverage and students at the university staged an anti-Nazi demonstration on campus July 7. Apparently fearful of the kind of riots that took place at the KKK rally in Ohio on the Fourth of July, university officials decided “to postpone indefinitely” any Nazi meeting on the university campus.

The incident started when a local Nazi, John Voorhees, a student at the university and son of Donald S. Voorhees, United States District Court judge in Seattle, placed an announcement in the campus newspaper, “The Daily,” which stated: “SS and Nazi Party organizational meeting will be held July 7 at 8 p.m. to discuss the subject ‘Can the declining West be saved?’ Vietnam veterans are particularly encouraged to attend.”

John Voorhees, who owns a record store near the university, said in an interview that he wants to start a paramilitary organization comprised mainly of Vietnam veterans who will act as shock troops to maintain the supremacy of the white race in America. The enemies of the white race, Voorhees said, are Blacks, Asians and “especially Jews” who control the media and have too much money and power in the country.

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