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Federal Court in Chicago Bans Yom Kippur Marches by U.S. Nazi

September 26, 1966
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A temporary court ban on marches or demonstrations in Jewish neighborhoods or near synagogues in Chicago by the American Nazi Party has been extended here to September 30.

U.S. District Court Judge Cam Perry issued the order on September 14 at the request of the Jewish War Veterans, after Nazi leader George Rockwell said he would lead his storm troopers into such marches in Jewish neighborhoods during the High Holy Days. The extension was asked by the Jewish War Veterans, and the court’s ruling prevented the Nazis from staging their demonstrations legally during Yom Kippur.

Rockwell acted as his own attorney at the hearing on the extension. He refused to answer questions about the identity of contributors to his party.

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