1971 October 23 Jack Anderson

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1971 October 23 Jack Anderson - JACK ANDERSON Wartime Nazi Editor, Pauco, Now...
JACK ANDERSON Wartime Nazi Editor, Pauco, Now Power On The Republican National Committee WASHINGTON - A former Nazi editor, who was Adolf Hitler's leading propagandist in occupied Slovakia during the 1940s, has now become a power on the Republican National Committee. Hr is Dr. Joseph Pauco, who trumpeted the Nazi line throughout Slovakia and hailed the Nazi (persecution of the Jews. As late as 1957, he defended his past Nazi activities activities as "the cause of great and sacred truth." Yet this notorious exNazi was invited by President Nixon to attend a White House prayer service on Sept. 12. While no other White House worshiper may have been more in need of prayer, it is ironical that Pauco should wind up at a Nixon devotional. For his mentor and mahatma, Joseph Tiso, the puppet dictator of Slovakia, was hanged as a war criminal. Hitler ended his bloody conquest of Czechoslavakia by dividing the country and installing Tiso as the ruler of Slovakia. Pauco was named editor-in-chief of Tiso's official organ, Slovak, which became the strident voice of the Nazi regime. In effect, Pauco became Slovakia's Joseph Goebbels. One of Pauco's close associates in the Nazi hierarchy was Dr. J. M. Kirschbaum, who has been accused by the Jewish Community Council in Praigue of sending Slovakia n Jews to the gas chambers in Auschwitz Auschwitz and other murder camps. Kirschbaum denies the charge. But we have dug out. at least, an old newspaper picture of Kirschbaum in his Slovak SS uniform, his hand raised in the Hitler salute. Pauco and Kirschbaum escaped Tiso's fate by fleeing to the West. Pauco reached the U.S. in 1950; Kirschbaum got only as far as Toronto. Eventually, Pauco took over the weekly newspaper, Slovak v Amerike, in Middletown, Pa., and named his old friend Kirschbaum as a adviser. The natty, charming Pauco was brought into the Republican T^ational Committee Committee as chief Slovak American American adviser by the former chairman, Interior Secretary Rogers Morton. The present chairman, Kansa? Senator Bob Dole, appointed Pauco comptroller of the committee's ethnic council. Pauco is also serving as a Nixon appointee on the Small

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  1. The Journal News,
  2. 23 Oct 1971, Sat,
  3. Page 46

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