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Neo-nazi Group Meets in Public School; Jeers Drown out Speakers

March 21, 1966
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Uniformed members of the National Renaissance Party, a neo-Nazi group, held a public meeting at Robert F. Wagner Junior High School here this weekend, in front of a largely hostile audience. James H. Madole, founder and leader of the party, and other speakers, including Robert Burros, admittedly a former Jew, denounced Jews, Negroes, civil rights and Communists. Their words were often drowned out by laughter and jeers from the audience.

The meeting was the first to be held by the ultra-rightwing group in a city public school; Last month, the Board of Education granted a permit for the use of the auditorium, despite the protests of several Jewish organizations. The Board defended its action by asserting that legally, the school system could not deny the use of the school by any non-political group. Protesters, however, said that Madole’s group is political.

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