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Artist Exposed As Nazi

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Ernst Zondel, a 39-year-old commercial artist who led a group of pickets protesting the NBC film “Holocaust” under the guise of “Concerned Parents of German Descent,” has been exposed as on active Nazi. According to Mark Bonokoski, writing in the Toronto Sun, Zondel is the author of the book “The Hitler We Loved and Why.”

He wrote the book under the name of Christoff Friedrich and it was reviewed in Liberty Bell, a neo-Nazi magazine published in Reedy, West Virginia, Bonokoski disclosed. Zondel originally denied that he was Christoff Friedrich but subsequently admitted his identity on a Canadian Broadcasting Co. radio interview. Ben C. Kayfetz, executive director of the Canadian Jewish Congress and Jewish Telegraphic Agency correspondent from Toronto, informed the Sun that he know of Zondel’s activities in 1966.

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