Item #10077 Communism Is Jewish. Dan Burros.

Communism Is Jewish

New York: Dan Burros, [196-]. A virtually unobtainable flyer - and one seething of self-hatred - presumably designed, printed and distributed by Jewish-born Nazi Dan Burros in the early 1960s after he returned to NYC following his defection from the American Nazi Party.

The flyer is a crude compilation of anti-Semitic illustrations, slogans & swastikas including 24 caricatures of prominent Russian Jews originally published from cartoons by Otto von Kursell in The Gravediggers of Russia (The German People’s Publishing House, 1921). Also featured is an illustration showing two hands adorned with swastika cufflinks holding a Jewish specimen called ‘Judaeococcus Virulans’, “the Super-Microbe of World Sickness.” One of the most virulent pieces of anti-Semitic propaganda incredibly produced by Burros was particularly vocal about his hatred of Jews and would frequently discuss novel means of torturing or killing them with anyone who would listen. This included John McCandlish Phillips, a young reporter from “The New York Times,” who after listening to Burros ramble upon about Naziism and Jews, quietly asked how he reconciled his extremist viewpoint with his own Jewish ancestry.

Born into a Jewish family in the Bronx in 1957, Daniel Burros became fascinated by militaria, especially the German Army, and joined the U.S. Army in 1955, although he was discharged two years later after a couple of half-hearted suicide attempts. Soon after, he became involved with George Lincoln Rockwell’s American Nazi Party and later, the National Renaissance Party, the fledgling Odinist movement and the Ku Klux Klan. He founded his own small group with fellow ex-ANP member and future George Lincoln Rockwell assassin, John Patler, called the American National Party and edited a small format magazine called Kill! and a tabloid called “The Free American.” After Phillips’ front page story broke in Oct. 1965, Burros, in a moment of distraught frenzy, shot himself in the chest and head at the Reading, Pennsylvania, home of fellow Klansman, Roy Frankhouser. His posthumous biography, One More Victim: The Life and Death of an American-Jewish Nazi (1967), was written by Phillips’ bosses, A. N. Rosenthal & Arthur Gelb, and his life was the basis for the 2001 film, The Believer, starring Ryan Gosling.

Mimeographed on an 11” x 8 ½” sheet. Old folds from mailing, toning to the upper left corner; the verso has some penned notations concerning the American Nazi Party and other far right figures along with some doodling. Not found individually catalogued in OCLC and not an item we’ve seen in larger American Nazi Party or far right collections. Item #10077

Price: $650.00

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