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Jewish War Veterans Criticize Rev. King on Viet Nam Issue

April 7, 1967
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The Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. today sharply criticized Dr. Martin Luther King for equating America’s defence of Viet Nam with abhorrent Nazi practices during World War II. JWV National Commander Malcolm A. Tarlov referred specifically to Dr. King’s likening the use of new weapons in Viet Nam to the Nazi experimentation with new medicines and tortures on concentration camp inmates.

“It is utterly incredible that Dr. King’s denunciation of our Government should manifest itself in such an ugly parallel,” Mr. Tarlov said, referring to a speech made by Dr. King, “We do not argue Dr. King’s right to dissent on this issue, but we consider his extremist tirade to reveal an ignorance of the facts.”

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