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American Legion Officers Flooded with Anti-semitic Propaganda

August 17, 1962
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The California department of the American Legion today denounced unknown persons who are using a stolen roster of Legion officers throughout this state as a mailing list for the dissemination of anti-Semitic materials.

According to the California Legionnaire, official organ of the Legion in this state, large quantities of hate materials have been mailed to many Legion officers throughout the state. The Legionnaire stated that the names had been taken from the state organization’s latest compilation which had not yet been published. Included in the mailings are publications by Conde McGinley, publisher of Common Sense, and anti-Semitic materials issued by the Keep America Committee and the American Birthright Committee, both of which are linked with a person, the Legionnaire stated, “widely known for anti-Semitic activities.”

“These attacks,” the Legionnaire stated, “are not only foreign to everything the American Legion stands for, but are intended to stir strife in a typical, underhanded, Communist-inspired way. We must weed out these snakes who are using Legion lists for subversive and illegal purposes…”

“The Legion,” continued the veterans’ newspaper, “does not tolerate religious and racial prejudice in any form. Bigotry is inimical to the American way of life which the Legion is pledged to defend.”

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