The American Bulletin
was a American pro-Nazi newsletter, which echoed the foreign and domestic
policy of the Third Reich. From bitter denunciations on the Jews to calls
for a stronger national government in line with the traditions of the
"Nordic race," the newsletter focused on paranoid accusations,
charging that the government was under the direct control of Jews.
Combining this rhetoric with attacks upon Communists, the American
Bulletin claimed itself to be the true representative of the working
class--but only the white working class, of course.
The opening salvo of the
paper rails against the trial of Raymond J. Healey by a Jewish Judge.
Healey, who had a colorful, though short, career as a
right-wing demagogue, was arrested in Camden, NJ in August, 1933 for
inciting a riot and again in June of 1935. A member of both the Khaki Shirts
of America and the Nationalist Socialist Workers' Party, Healey also appeared as
a witness to the murder of Antonio Fierro in December, 1934. During his
testimony, he boasted that he was a "Hitler," causing an uproar.
The New York Times referred to him as the "Brooklyn 'Hitler,'"
no doubt stoking what already appears to have been an oversized
The collection of American
Bulletin begins after his conviction on July 16, 1935,
and continues through July 14, 1936. The collection is sporadic,
containing ten individual weekly editions. Each individual newsletter
averages about ten pages and contains a range of articles providing news
through the eyes of Nazi ideology.
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July 16, 1935
begins by contending that the government of the United States is controlled by
"the hidden hand of Judah," which manipulated the judicial
proceedings of Raymond Healey. Also addressed is a recent Soviet Pact, the
perceived pernicious influence of the Catholic Church, supposed plagiarism by
Einstein, the threat of a communist uprising, accusations of a Jewish plot to
confiscate the private property of citizens, and also a Jewish plot against
the Stuyvesant Policlinic. Also, an admonition is included to buy from
Gentiles, rather than from Jews.
contains articles describing a secret Jewish murder society, urging Americans
to support nationalism over communism, declaring that Americans do not enjoy
"true liberty" because science has proven that all men are not created
equal, advocating the economic structure of Nazi Germany over capitalism,
supporting "true democracy," decrying the "Jew Deal," and
denouncing Republicans, Hoover, and Masonry. Albert Pike, a Confederate
General in the Civil War, is singled out as a "reprobate" because of
his support for Masonry.
August 21, 1935
begins with a vehement denunciation of Governor Curley of Massachusetts who
described the "religious persecution" of Germany as contrary to the
"opinion and views of Americans generally"--apparently, the Governor
failed to consult anti-Semitic newsletters in considering American
views. Additionally, the edition describes President Roosevelt as a
Communist, assails Governor Earle of Pennsylvania, urges peace in religious
affairs between England's Catholics and Protestants (in the name of Aryan
unity), denounces Justice Brandeis of the Supreme Court, supports "No
Jews Wanted" signs on businesses, and condemns Italy for allowing a Jew
to serve as Commander-in-Chief. Ironically, the author criticizes the
use of concentration camps by the Italians and accuses them of brutality
against the natives.
September 4, 1935
This edition addresses the "plowing under of crops" during
the New Deal, claiming that it was a means of starving out the
opposition. Articles also focus on arguing the AFL must expel
Jews to solve its problems with Marxism, extolling the discovery of
the Kensington Stone as proof of Nordic expeditions in North America,
fighting the destruction of crops while children are undernourished,
accusing the "super-powers" of planning a second world war,
and hoping that the nationalist forces of England and the United
- September 18, 1935
The main article in this edition is the
assassination of Huey Long and its purported origins as a Jewish
plot. Another important theme is promoting the idea that our
Constitution is of Jewish origin, and, therefore, an instrument of the Jews
in subjecting America through Jewish Freemasonry. Extended analysis
is given to the press treatment of the murder, which is interpreted as
character assassination. In particular, the sympathy of the press
with the assassin is noted and the fact that he was shot down by Long's
bodyguards. The fear of dictatorship by Long is addressed--and
welcomed, even though he did not support the Nazi agenda. Further
articles address the Italian-Ethiopian question and a proposed Jewish
October 6, 1935
The edition begins by complaining that Americans
have a misconception of liberty and criticizing democracy in general.
Instead, nationalism is promoted as an alternative to "international
dogmas" which solve nothing. Furthermore, the newsletter argues
against war and foreign intervention in the case of Italy, considering war
a Jewish plot. Distinctions are made between Communism and National
Socialism, such as the emphasis of the latter on healthy families and
opposition to class warfare. Also, an article is posted against mixed
education of the races and a series of quotations are laid out as evidence
that the Jews are the agents of revolutionary Bolshevism.
April 7, 1936
The news in this edition advances a theory that
Bruno Hauptmann, the convicted murderer of the child of Charles Lindbergh,
was himself the victim of a Jewish ritual death in anticipation of Passover.
The promotion of immigration by Jews to the United States is unfavorably
addressed. A theme of this edition is the heritage of Germanic
groups, with both the origins of the Anglo-Saxons and of the Easter holiday
being explored. Also, an article advocates the complete subordination
of the states to the national government.
May 18, 1936
This edition begins by claiming that Jews are seeking to drain both the
capitalists and the workers of their wealth, with a quote from the Protocols of the Elders of Zion
as evidence. The problem of the workers is held to be the scourge
of international communism, which unnaturally seeks to break down the
impregnable barriers between the races, who should return to their
natural environment. The author also perceives a threat from a
declaration from Leon Blum, a French socialist, in favor of a single
European state, something to which Germany will never accede. An
investigation of the Talmud is begun. Finally, the use of
anesthesia by doctors during childbirth is denounced as
"Jewish" meddling in nature.
July 7, 1936
In this edition, the newsletter disavows that it is conservative in
orientation, but instead revolutionary. The two main parties are
denounced as the "manifestation of the Jew-Communistic force,"
and the revolution against this force will culminate in the
establishment of an idealized future for the Aryan race. The paper
also accuses Congressman Dickstein of conniving against Robert
Edmondson. Other articles include a contention that Freemasonry is
a Jewish conspiracy and that the Jews aided British chemical warfare
during World War I. Also, the American Bulletin condemns
the League of Nations as nothing more than a forum to keep Germany weak
and encircled, and a Jewish invention which is losing control over the
world as nations "regain consciousness." The remainder
treats the sad destruction of forests by greedy men and ensuing drought,
the economic miracle of Germany, the "tragedy" of Aryan women
in relationships with Jewish men, and denouncing a radio announcer for
July 14, 1936
The Independent Order of B'nai B'rith is assailed as a Jewish conspiracy, which
fomented the Russian Revolution. The paper also attacks Reverend Birkhead
for condemning fascist and nationalist groups in the United States. The
Edmondson case is held up as evidence that Americans are "awakening"
to the "Jewish threat," as are statements made by the Governor of
Georgia, who declares the United States to be a "white man's
country." The newsletter also extols the new German-Austrian pact as
a pillar of stability for Europe and declares that the Jews are in control of
both the Republican and the Democratic campaigns. Furthermore, American Zionism
is declared to be a conspiracy and proves that Jews cannot be Americans because
they care more for Palestine than for America. The author also connects
the phenomenon of prostitution and organized crime with Jewry, claiming that
Jews see Gentiles as less than human.