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Nazi Bund Barred from German Day Observance

September 16, 1938
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Barred from the German Day observance planned for Oct. 2 by the German-American Conference of 12 important German groups in the metropolitan area, the pro-Nazi German-American Bund today declared that the conference represented only “Jewish-minded Germans of New York.” The Conference had announced, in a statement published in the New Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, its decision not to cooperate with the Bund, which it accused of “splitting into two camps, in a critical time, american citizens of German origin” and of conducting “un-American” and “un-German” attacks on the Conference.

In a reply published today in the Staats-Zeitung, the Bund said it represented all Germans of Greater New York who were “free from Judaism” and added: “The cowardly, Jewish-minded crouching pseudo-Germans will come out on Oct. 2.”

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