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October 01, 1965 - Image 7

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1965-10-01

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Anti-Semitism in Sweden Gets Press Rebukes

Sweden, for many years, has
been an important center of neo-
Nazi activities. The European Social
Movement, a conglomeration of
Swedish, German, French and Ita-
lian neo-Nazis and fascists, was
formed there in 1951.
The Nordic Reich Party has a
"Fuehrer" in Sweden and one in
Norway. Last April, Nordisk Kamp,
organ of the Swedish branch, had
a cover picture of Hitler and an
editorial proclaiming that "In the
end Adolf Hitler will win World
War II."
Einar Alberg, fuonder of the
Swedish Anti-Jewish Fighting
League, has been frequently pros-
ecuted by the Swedish government
but continues to distribute anti-
Semitic leaflets in several lan-
Despite this background, the tale
of the plot to overthrow the
Swedish government and liquidate
the nation's Jews, reads like a
satire on international intrigue.
The Stockholm Expressen ex-
posed the story, after receiving a
tip from a Swedish Jew who had
infiltrated a secret right-wing
group. After two months of sleuth-
ing, Expressen reporters had a

long, complicated story about a
strutting would-be Feuhrer named
Bjorn Lundahl, links to Arab plot-
ters, hidden arms, and plans to
kill leading Swedish Jews "by drug
injections," with their bodies to be
disposed of in an incinerator plant
outside Stockholm.
Lundhal, head of the C. E.
Carlberg Foundation, a neo-Nazi
front, had a Klan membership
card signed by Imperial Wizard
Sherman Miller of Waco, Tex.
According to the card, Lundahl
had been appointed "Grand
Dragon of the Aryan Knights in
the Realm of Sweden" — a fig-
ment of Miller's imagination.
The Texas Klan leader, who died
several years ago, supplied hate
literature ,, to racists and anti-
Semites a..ound the world.
Working by flashlight in the
downtown Stockholm headquarters
of the neo-Nazi group, the Ex-
pressen reporters photographed
documents, anti-Semitic tracts, Nazi
flags, busts of Hilter, and a cache
of weapons and ammunition. One
of the documents was a pledge
signed by Lundahl promising to
"help Egypt with a Swedish army
of 5,000 infantrymen, completely

Commerce Dept. Issues New Rules
for U.S. Exporters on Arab Boycott

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The right demands for details on
U.S. Department of Commerce is- trade with Israel.
sued new regulations to American
Article 10 of the form, which is
exporters, asking them not to co- not mandatory, says the govern-
operate with efforts of Arab states ment would appreciate knowing
to impose a boycott on trade with but does not require a report on
Israel, but pointing out that they whether the firm did or did not
are not legally prohibited from comply with the request for boy-
cooperating with the boycott.
cott information. This was in line
Under the new regulations, ex- with a decision stated by Secretary
porters must report to the Depart- Connor that firms "are not legally
ment of Commerce within 15 days prohibited" from cooperating with
any request from foreign nations the boycott.
for boycott action or other restric-
Nathan Straus,. III, chairman of
tive trade practices against Israel the American-Israel Chamber of
or any other foreign country.
Commerce and Industry, issued a
Secretary of Commerce John T. statement commenting that the
Connor prefaced the new regula- new regulations "have several
tions with a statement of official clearly positive elements.'
"On the other hand," he noted,
guidance to exporters. He said: "It
is the policy of the United States "the regulations include the un-
to oppose restrictive trade prac- usual negative statement that there
tices or boycotts fostered or im- is • no legal obligation to refrain
posed by foreign countries against from yielding to the boycott. In
other countries friendly to the this respect, the regulations sug-
United States. All U. S. exporters gest the need for closer examina-
of articles, materials, supplies or tion."
Straus made known that the
information are encouraged and
requested to refuse to take, but Chamber "intends to study - the
are not legally prohibited from the regulations in detail. After
taking, any action, including the consultation with legal experts, the
furnishing of information or the business community and others
signing of agreements which has who are vitally concerned with the
the effect of furthering or support- matter, we shall form a considered
ing such restrictive trade practices judgment which we may wish to
or boycotts. Accordingly, I encour- bring to the attention of the sec-
age and request individuals and retary of commerce for his con-
firms receiving such requests to sideration."
refuse to comply with them."
The government action was taken Israel Envoy Confers
in conformity with an amendment With Bonn President;
to the Export Control Act adopted
by Congress. Export Bulletin No. Erhard Talk Delayed
920, issued Sept. 23 said the policy,
(Direct JIM. Teletype Wire
to The Jewish News)
reflected by the forms issued to
BONN — Asher Ben Nathan.
exporters under the new law, indi-
cated American efforts to elimi- Israel's ambassador to West Ger-
nate trade obstacles and promote many, had his first meeting Wed-
international business "as a means nesday with President Heinrich
of achieving peace and well being."
The president had been on leave
The Bulletin said "in the long
run, both the United States busi- when the envoy arrived in Bonn
ness community and foreign trade earlier this year, and the am-
bassador presented his credentials
interests will benefit from adher-
to the presidential assistant, the
ence to this anti-boycott policy."
president of the upper house of
The department established parliament.
formal requirements to the effect
Meanwhile, the much-postponed
that any exporter receiving de- first meeting between the Israeli
mands for boycott information or envoy and Chancellor Ludwig
agreement to boycott practices re- Erhard was rescheduled for next
port this within 15 days to the week. Previously Ben Nathan had
Office of Export Control by filing expected to meet the chancellor
a specified form, and noted that this week. Previous postponements
information received by the de- were attributed to the election
partment shall be deemed con- campaign which ended Sept. 18,
with Chancellor Erhard's Christian
Typical of the kind of requests, Democratic Union remaining the
linked with the boycott, that dominent party in the federal re-
exporters are now required to public.
report, are demands for informa-
The latest postponement was
tion on whether the exporter
attributed to the fact that there
Jews or has Israeli stockholders. were six other ambassadors ahead
Also, of course, exporters would of the Israeli envoy waiting to be
be expected to report the out- received by the chancellor.

Moscow Publishes Book

by Sholem Asch in Russian


The Soviet
government Publishing House for
Belles Lettres has announced pub-
lication of 50,000 copies of a vol-
ume by Sholem Asch, the noted
Jewish writer, in a Russian transla-
tion. The volume includes several
of Asch's longer short stories. The
prospectus called the writer "one
of the great novelists of our time."

speare's King Lear and Sholom
equipped, against Israel." Lundahl,
Aleichem's Tevye the Milkman as
who had numerous meetings with
well as ex c e r p t s of anti - Nazi
Kamel Hamed, former first secre-
speeches Mikhoels delivered during
tary of the Egyptian Embassy- in
the -Second World War. Contribu-
Stockholm, also pledged that "after
tors include the Russian actors Za-
seizing power in Sweden, we will
wadski and Kozlowski as well as
confiscate Jewish property, arrest
Mikhoel's widow Potozkaya. There
all enemies of the Egyptians, pro-
is no mention in the book of the
hibit Jewish immigration to Israel
manner in which the noted actor
and solve the Jewish problem with
met his death.
Egyptain assistance."
A book commemorating the life
About to break their story, but and work of Solomon Mikhoels,
worried that Lundahl might be the Russian-Jewish actor who
Friday, October 1, 1965-7
wise to them, the reporters had a
was murdered by members of
phony message delivered to him Stalin's secret police, was pub-
which sent the Feuhrer on a wild
lished in Moscow by the Isskust-
T•Cie (1
goose chase to a town near the vo Publishing House, according to
Finnish border where, the message
Zi I
reports received here. The work
said, Cairo agents would meet him.
is in Russian, and no Yiddish
While he was away, the reporters version has appeared despite the
handed in their story and the Ex- fact that Mikhoels was a Yiddish
pressen notified police. Lundahl actor.
has been arrested and charged with
The book contains critical studies
"armed threat against la w f u l
Milan Wineries, Detroit, Mich.
order," an offense that could jail of Mikhoel's portrayals of Shake-
him for ten years.
Stockholm newspapers praised
the Expressen and the police for
"a fine capture," voiced concern
about Sweden's image abroad, and
consternation about the link to the
You'd think that after having been in business for 58 years we would
United Arab Republic. One paper,
know what to expect! But the large response to our 58th Birthday Sale
has been overwhelming. Naturally, we're most happy, but we weren't
in an editorial entitled "A Hand-
prepared for it . . . so we need at least 2 more salesmen on a perm-
ful of Madmen," said:
anent basis.
"The whole matter is un-
If you have any selling experience in the retail line, are 25-60 years
pleasant — partly because it has
old and married, then come over and see us. In joining us, you will
have the privilege of helping us add to our ever increasing record of
gone on for such a long time,
ever half-a-million satisifed customers. Come to:
partly because 20 years after
Hitler, there are those who dream
about a return to Nazism.
"However, there is reason to look
coldly on the matter, for what it
2300 E. 10 Mile Road
is in reality is just visionary
delusions of a little group of mis-
Warren, Mich.
guided and idiotic people who are
no danger to Swedish democracy.
The cleanest animal can be struck
Daily 9-9
with a few lice in his fur — and
it is important that the vermin
Sat. 6 Sun.
be checked and, if possible, re-
moved. In fact, this is what the
whole matter amounts to."







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Freedom Medal Recipient

at the


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6:00 P.M.



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Chairman, Board of Governors,
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Dr. Joseph J. Schwartz

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