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Cameron Repudiates Kuhn Letter; Denies Ford Aids Anti-semitic Propaganda

September 25, 1940
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W. J. Cameron, Henry Ford’s right-hand man, today branded as a forgery a purported letter to Fritz Kuhn, German-American Bund leader, Over his signature and denied that Ford was responsible for the spread of anti-Semitic material attributed to him.

The alleged letter, a facsimile of which was printed in the weekly Friday and reprinted by the New York newspaper PM, represented Cameron as advising Kuhn that Ford executives were cooperating in keeping from the American press the nature of the Bund leader’s former relationship with the Ford company and spoke of meeting Kuhn in New York. The purported facsimile bore the heading of the Anglo-Saxon Society with a Dearborn post-office box number.

Cameron told a J. T. A. correspondent in an interview that he had never heard of Kuhn until the latter had gained notoriety for his Bund activities and asserted that he had always given newspapers information concerning Kuhn’s employment with Ford. Cameron added that the purported post-office box did not exist and that there was no Anglo-Saxon Society stationery.

The Ford spokesman vehemently assailed the anti-Ford articles in Friday and PM maintaining that Ford was not responsible for the distribution of material ascribed to him. The publications had charged that anti-Semitic propaganda, particularly the book The International Jew,” was still being distributed under Ford’s name.

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