New Jersey Bund camp closed after police raid (5-30-41)

The Pittsburgh Press (May 31, 1941)


Andover, N.J., May 31 (UP) –
Camp Nordland, a German-American Bund camp, was closed last night after a sheriff’s posse had seized a trunkful of literature and arrested one man in a raid.

Sheriff Denton J. Quick, who raided the camp under orders issued by State Attorney General David T. Wilentz, arrested Paul Huissel, 39, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for interference with the execution of a search warrant. Huissel was held in Sussex County Jail. He was arrested when he attempted to destroy a letter written in German as deputies entered a room in a cottage he rented. Mr. Quick refused to reveal the contents of the letter.

The material seized in the raid, which was made under an old New Jersey statute which defines such places as the camp as public nuisances, consisted of pamphlets, placards, pictures, song books and literature dealing with Adolf Hitler and the German state.

About 100 persons on the grounds at the time of the raid were ordered off and the camp was closed. Mr. Quick told August Klapprott, head of the camp, that the grounds must be kept closed.

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